Korea: December 12, 1999


South Korean news reports indicate that North Korea is negotiating to sell its Taepodong I missile to Iran. With a range of 1380 kilometers, the missile would allow Iran to threaten all of its neighbors, as well as Israel.

December 9; North Korea is using 17,000 acres of farmland to grow opium poppies; the opium is then sold for cash. --Stephen V Cole

December 5; North Korea has moderated it's strident and uncooperative ways of late. It is allowing South Korean and Japanese manufacturers to set up shop up north and it trying to achieve relatively peaceful diplomatic relations with South Korea and Japan.


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