A new report has exposed the United Nations for helping the North Koreans obtain a patent for a banned nerve gas weapon.
According to the report, the chemicals in question are used to make the nerve agent “Tabun,” which is a clear, colorless, and tasteless. This chemical closely resembles Sarin, the same chemical the Syrians recently used against their own people.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) did not mention that they were providing aid to North Korea to the Security Council, despite the various sanctions that are currently in place against them.
Fox News reports:
Fox News told both U.N. bodies of the patent application for the first time late last week, after examining the application file on a publicly available WIPO internal website.
Information on the website indicates that North Korea started the international patent process on Nov. 1, 2015 — about two months before its fourth illegal nuclear test. The most recent document on the website is a “status report,” dated May 14, 2017 (and replacing a previous status report of May 8), declaring the North Korean applicants’ fitness “to apply for and be granted a patent.”
During all that time, however, the U.N.’s Panel of Experts on North Korea “has no record of any communication from WIPO to the Committee or the Panel regarding such a serious patent application,” said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the international U.N. expert team, in response to a Fox News question.
The Panel of Experts has now officially “opened an investigation into this matter,” he said.
If this report is completely true, it really shows how bad the UN is and that it may now be time to rethink if it is worth keeping.
What do you think about this? Should the UN be held accountable for letting this happen?
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