Tuesday, July 10, 2012

US House Foreign Affair Committee opens another investigation on UNDP's dealings in North Korea and Iran

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House panel launches probe of UN agency over technology shipments to Iran, North Korea

WASHINGTON — A House panel launched an investigation Monday into whether a U.N. agency sent computers and other technology to Iran and North Korea in possible violation of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

The Foreign Affairs Committee probe comes on the heels of a State Department review of the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization, which insisted last week that it did nothing wrong in providing “standard IT equipment” to the patent and trademark offices in the two countries. The 185-member organization focuses on patents, copyright, trademarks and designs...

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