Seoul has denied reports of Russian components in the missile launched by the DPRK


MOSCOW, 11 February. The authorities of the Republic of Korea has denied South Korean media about the alleged places of Russia supplying components for North Korea’s rocket, launched on 7 February, and expressed regret in connection with the arisen misunderstanding. According to a source in the Russian foreign Ministry, the South Korean side has sent to Moscow the explanation about this.

“Those messages are obvious disinformation, – the document says. – The content of the messages the South Korean and Russian media differs significantly from the content of the clarification given by the representative of the National intelligence service (LDCs) of the Republic of Korea National Assembly deputies during the closed parliamentary hearings. In the statement of the representative of the LDCs was completely absent mention of the transfer, with the approval of the Russian government, relevant Russian technologies and components to the North Korean side.”

It follows from the explanations, “in the LDCs noted the possibility of infiltration into North Korea of appropriate technologies and components from neighbouring countries, as North Korea continues to make continuous efforts for the purpose of obtaining by illegal activities in the States possessing missile technology, appropriate technologies and components for use in its missile project.”

“Some media outlets, who turned out to be relevant information, posted messages, distorting the content of the explanations LDCs, admitted the South Korean side. – We Express regret for the arisen for that reason a misunderstanding”.

Earlier, Russia called on Seoul or to present evidence or refute the rumors about deliveries to North Korea of Russian components for missiles long range. This was stated by the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov.