ASSOCIATED PRESS- South Korea has asked China whether it is the source of a sophisticated missile carrier displayed by North Korea during a military parade last weekend, a Seoul official said.
Military experts have pointed to China as the probable supplier of the 16-wheel truck, but China has denied it. U.N. Security Council resolutions ban countries from supplying arms-related materials to North Korea.
North Korea used the vehicle to unveil a new long-range missile during last Sunday’s celebrations marking the centennial of the birth of its late founder, Kim Il Sung. Two days earlier, North Korea launched a long-range rocket but said it failed to put a satellite in orbit.
Seoul was checking whether China, North Korea’s only major ally, was the missile carrier provider, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity, citing the diplomatic sensitivity of the issue…
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