North Korea Used Berlin Embassy To Smuggle Nuclear Tech, German Spy Chief Claims

North Korea obtained ballistic missile equipment and technology using its embassy in Berlin, says the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with public broadcaster NDR. 

"We determined that procurement activities were taking place there, from our perspective with an eye on the missile program, as well as the nuclear program to some extent" -Hans-Georg Maassen

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Hans-Georg Maassen

On Saturday, NDR released portions of the Maassen interview - with the full program airing Monday.

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North Korea embassy, Berlin

Maassen did not divulge the exact technology and equipment North Korea procured through the Berlin embassy, aside from that they were so-called "dual-use" goods that can be used for military oir civilian purposes - making it difficult in some cases to identify technology to be used in the ballistic missile program.

"We found out that there were procurement activities from there, from our point of view with regard to the rocket program, and partly also to the nuclear program," Massen told NDR. “If we find such things, we prevent it. But we cannot guarantee that this can be detected and prevented by us in all cases.”

Pyongyang also used a variety of other methods to procure the parts, which "were acquired via other markets, or that shadow firms had acquired them in Germany," before reaching North Korea, says Maassen. 

The BfV obtained information on North Korea's procurements in 2016 and 2017, according to an investigation by NDR. These items were allegedly used for the country's missile program.

In 2014, a North Korean diplomat reportedly tried to obtain a "multi-gas monitor" that is used in the development of chemical weapons. -DW

According to NDR, a longtime UN investigator has raised complaints that the trade embargo against North Korea is a joke, and has "more loopholes than stuffed holes," (translated). The NDR report comes on the heels of a UN report that north Korea has been ignoring sanctions - having earned $200 million from banned exports in 2017. 

Meanwhile - as we reported in January the Chinese military has been amassing assets near their shared border with North Korea around the Tumen River in Yanji city, Jilin province. 

One source told the Daily NK, “there were so many soldiers in the car that there was a lot of traffic. I have not seen so many soldiers trucking to Yanji so far.”

Another source said, "Chinese troops are gathering around the Yalu and Tumen rivers. It is also heard that the tanks are moving to the North and the Chinese border."

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And according to the Daily Star: Chinese military officials have recently conducted the so-called “war ceremony” – urging their troops to be ready to fight.

If the media report is accurate, it would suggest that China - fearing the worst - is preparing for war on the Korean Peninsula. Previously, internal documents leaked from China’s main state-owned telecommunications company shows three villages and cities in the northeastern border province of Jilin, have been designated for refugee camps-if war breaks out. China is afraid a swarm of refugees from North Korea could cross the Tumen River into China.

In early January, Kim Jong Un warned that North Korea would soon begin mass producing nuclear weapons - urging South Korea to join it for a much-needed dialogue ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

Comments

medium giraffe auricle Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:33 Permalink

US & UK companies are still trading steel, coal and other commodities with NK.  Western companies will gladly sell military designs to China then blame it on 'espionage'.  The same shit happened all the way through last century in every major conflict.  Flags, borders, patriotism and political bullshit are for the little people, globalists only give a fuck about one thing....

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Lore MozartIII Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:30 Permalink

re: "Maassen did not divulge the exact technology and equipment North Korea procured through the Berlin embassy, aside from that they were so-called "dual-use" goods that can be used for military or civilian purposes - making it difficult in some cases to identify technology to be used in the ballistic missile program." 

So in other words, you're full of sound and fury, signifying NOTHING (NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER).

FAKE NEWS -- AGAIN.

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Rex Andrus Lore Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:54 Permalink

What he's doing is denying NK got German State support with their nuclear missile program while supporting NK regarding the support with their nuclear missile program that the German State did give by not disclosing what that actually was. It's a #metoo threat. DSpectre is painting NK as the next Cuban missile crisis for the same reason as their last epic fuck up. These genocidal psychopaths are completely unoriginal.

BTW Purim is 2/28-3/1.

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alter_ Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

...and Muslims are using the German Chancellor in Berlin to take over Europe. Germany seems to be intent on causing a third world war in the near future. 

rejected Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:34 Permalink

"North Korea obtained ballistic missile equipment and technology using its embassy in Berlin, says the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with public broadcaster NDR. "

So what? 

The US obtained its missile technology from imported NAZI's after WWII

And the difference is? 

Miss Expectations Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

That's nothing compared to this:
The NUMEC Affair: Did Highly Enriched Uranium from the U.S. Aid Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program?

For decades there have been allegations and suspicions that foreign agents, perhaps aided by American citizens, diverted a significant fraction of NUMEC’s unexplained uranium deficits to Israel for its nuclear-weapons program. Because of the high stakes involved, the affair has been clouded in denial and concealment for nearly a half century. Several recent books and articles, including a book by this Briefing Book’s primary author, Stealing the Atom Bomb: How Denial and Deception Armed Israel, have attempted to account for what is known and what is still a mystery.[1] Using recently declassified documents published today for the first time by the National Security Archive and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, this Electronic Briefing Book aims to make more widely available to the public the fascinating information that has been declassified so far.

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/nuclear-vault/2016-11-02/numec-…