Wikileaks: Missile Parts Shipped From NK to Iran via China
During the 2007 APEC summit in Sydney, President Bush met with Premier Hu Jintao over the possible shipment of ballistic missile parts between North Korea and Iran via Beijing.
Bush pledged to “respond to Hu’s requests for further information,” and that response consists of the “non-paper” listed from Paragraph 8 sent in Condi Rice’s name. The quoted clip is from the Background further up, divided into paragraphs for easier reading.
Iran and North Korea have continued their longstanding cooperation on ballistic missile technology, via air-shipments of ballistic-missile related items. We assess that some of these shipments consist of ballistic missile jet vanes that frequently transit Beijing on regularly scheduled flights on Air Koryo and Iran Air.
We believe that the Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG) is
the probable end user for these parts. SBIG is listed in the annex to
UNSCR 1737 and these jet vanes are controlled under Item 10.A.2 of the
Missile Technology Control Regime and Item 6 of China’s missile-
related export control regulations.
Moreover, UNSCRs 1718 and 1737 prohibit the transfer to or from North Korea or Iran, respectively, of jet vanes and any other item listed in UNSC document S/2006/815. These shipments therefore represent violations of UNSCRs 1718 and 1737.