December 05, 2023

Claims of Pakistan – N.Korea nuke cooperation impossible to verify: Researcher

Timing of Indian media releases – ahead of Nuclear Supplier Group meeting – was notable

Claims in Indian media that Pakistan is still involved in nuclear cooperation with North Korea, despite ratcheting sanctions following its four nuclear tests, have been impossible to prove, a recent study by a British research organization shows.

The study, which looked into Indian reports alleging Pakistani authorities sold Chinese-made nuclear materials to North Korea, used a variety of open source data sources and shipping records, but was unable to confirm the claims.