Malaysia rejects insinuation it violated UN sanctions on N.Korea

March 4, 2017 07:16
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Saturday rejected any suggestion it may have violated sanctions imposed by the United Nations on North Korea, after a Reuters report that North Korea-linked firms were running an arms network in the country.

Malaysia has for years been one of the few countries in the world to have strong ties with North Korea but their relationship has been damaged by the killing of the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at Kula Lumpur airport, on Feb. 13.Reuters reported on Monday that North Korean intelligence agents used a front company called Glocom to run an arms operation out of Malaysia.

The foreign ministry issued a statement on Saturday rejecting any violation of UN sanctions.

"Malaysia categorically rejects any such insinuation," the ministry said.

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