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North Korea denies it supplied missiles to Hamas, Hezbollah

Published on Jul 29, 2014 9:32 AM
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this photo released on July 27. North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.

The rebuttal from the foreign ministry was carried in a statement late on Monday by the North's official KCNA news agency.

It followed a weekend report by Britain's Daily Telegraph, citing Western security sources, that the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas had already made an initial cash down payment to secure additional missiles and communications equipment from North Korea.

That report came days after a US federal judge in Washington ruled that North Korea had provided advanced weaponry to the militant Hezbollah group in Lebanon.

 
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