UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – North Korea may have put fake versions of a new missile on display at a major military parade this year, United Nations (UN) sanctions experts said in a report.
And the allegedly mock-up missiles are not the only part of the military pomp in Pyongyang to raise the suspicions of the experts whose report was published on Friday after being held for a month by China.
The UN experts said they would investigate the giant transporter used to carry the new missile. Japanese media has said it was of Chinese origin. The sanctions experts also suspect that luxury Mercedes cars seen in the sidestreets were smuggled into the country.
At least six of the new KN-08 missiles were proudly shown at the giant parade on April 15 to mark the 100th birthday of the North’s late founder Kim Il Sung.