Until 2009, North Korea had been responsible for the export of missiles and missile technologies to Iran through the dummy companies managed by “Office 99.” All such transactions have been conducted under the direct orders of Kim.
According to high-level internal Workers’ Party documents brought to Japan by North Korean informants, a new front apparatus, the Lyongaksan General Trading Corporation, was created in 2010. This organization, it appears, is now intended to play the central role in managing the export of missile and nuclear technologies to Iran.
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