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Pyongyang says it would never sell nuclear weapons to al-Qaeda: report

North Korea would never sell nuclear missiles to al-Qaeda and does not want to suffer the same fate as Iraq, according to high-ranking officials. The FT article was based on a two-hour interview in Pyongyang between Selig Harrison — a US expert on North Korea — and high-ranking North Korean officials including Kim Yong-nam, President Kim Jong-il’s deputy, and foreign minister Paik Nam-soon, London’s Financial Times reported. “We’re entitled to sell missiles to earn foreign exchange,” Kim Yong-nam said, according to the FT report. “But in regard to nuclear material our policy past, present and future is that we would never allow such transfers to al-Qaeda or anyone else. Never.” Full Story

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