Japan's revisionist right-wing daily Sankei Shimbun reported on Mondaythat North Korea dispatched a total of 1-hundred 60 nuclear experts to Iran in May exchanging nuclear and ballistic missile technology with its "customer in the Middle East."
Citing sources familiar with affairs on the Korean Peninsulathe daily said that Pyeongyang sent the experts in four separate arrangements.
The daily points out that such a large dispatch is unprecedented implying that the cash-strapped regime is looking to sell its nuclear and missile expertise as part of efforts to overcome financial difficulties that have worsened since international sanctions were placed on the North for its nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
The daily went onto say that the North Korean experts helped Iran remove a computer virus from its systems at some uranium enrichment facilities and a centrifugal separator.
In May the United Nations reported on North Korea breaching UN sanctions by trading missiles and other contraband equipment technologies with Iran.
Yang Ji-woo, Arirang News.