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  • A North Korean Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launching station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

    North Korea may see few buyers despite rocket success

    By successfully firing a rocket that put a satellite in space, North Korea let the far-flung buyers of its missiles know that it is still open for business. But Pyongyang will find that customers are hard to come by as old friends drift away and international sanctions lock down its sales.

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  • Arms control expert Joshua Pollack said North Korea accounted for more than 40 percent of the approximately 1,200 ballistic missile systems supplied to the developing world between 1987 and 2009, mostly before the mid-1990s.

    North Korea may see few buyers despite rocket success →

  • "The main effect of sanctions and interdiction has been to put the heat on buyers, whenever the U.S. and its partners have some leverage over them," said Mr. Pollack, but he added that "Iran and Syria don't care about what we think."

    North Korea may see few buyers despite rocket success →

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