North Korea admitted to sending engineers to military-related and other facilities in Syria during its recent talks with the United States over its nuclear program, diplomatic sources in New York said Friday. Pyongyang, however, denied its involvement in Syrian nuclear development, according to the sources. [Kyodo News]
If you say so. Could this be the beginning of a half-assed “declaration,” no doubt scrawled out on the back of a bar napkin?
(Hat tip to a friend.)
Update: Andy Jackson and John Hinderaker at Power Line have a little more. I think the really interesting admission is the one about the “materials.” What kind of materials, exactly? As John Hinderaker notes, North Korea isn’t famed for its scientific contributions in non-WMD-related fields. I’ve heard some pretty shocking rumors about North Korea and Syria, but even if I could confirm them, I wouldn’t publish them. And even if this story really is as bad as some reports have suggested, nothing Kim Jong Il does can deter the Third Clinton Administration’s blind and unyielding determination to overlook any offense, crime, provocation, or atrocity that North Korea would commit.