The jihad and Juche ideologies would be duty-bound to annihilate one another if they ever came into conflict. It’s hard to find much more shirk than bowing down to the giant statue of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang with a big bouquet of flowers. It’s… shirktastic. Shirktacular. But that won’t stop Iran from getting what it needs to threaten Israel, and U.S. interests in the region on land and at sea. First things first; there will be time to smite other unbelievers later on. There’s always room for jihad.
“North Korea, Iran trade missile technology: U.N.,” by Louis Charbonneau for Reuters, May 14:
NEW YORK (Reuters) — North Korea and Iran appear to have been regularly exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of U.N. sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters on Saturday.
The report said the illicit technology transfers had “trans-shipment through a neighboring third country.” That country was China, several diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
The report was submitted to the Security Council by a U.N. Panel of Experts, a group that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions imposed on Pyongyang after it conducted two nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
The U.N. sanctions included a ban on trade in nuclear and missile technology with North Korea, as well as an arms embargo. They also banned trade with a number of North Korean firms and called for asset freezes and travel bans on some North Korean individuals.
“Prohibited ballistic missile-related items are suspected to have been transferred between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Islamic Republic of Iran on regular scheduled flights of Air Koryo and Iran Air,” the report said….