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North Korea Offers Missle Technology for Sale

Totalitarian regime continues to defy world body...

North Korea's isolated regime has offered to sell Nigeria advanced missile technology, a Nigerian official said, revealing talks that are likely to anger the United States.

"They came to us wanting a memorandum of understanding signed with us towards developing missile technology, and training and manufacture of ammunition," said a spokesman for Nigeria's Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

"They were just trying to get us interested. There hasn't been any interest shown on our side," Onu Kaba Ojo said.

Ojo confirmed that Nigeria was seeking ballistic missile technology, and said that this had come up at a meeting on Tuesday between Atiku and his North Korean counterpart Yang Hyong-Sop, although no deal had been signed.

A statement issued by Atiku's office after the meeting said: "He assured that government would continue to co-operate with the Korean government in the defence sector, an area in which both Nigeria and North Korea have co-operated over the years."