Australian man suspected of assisting North Korea

59-year-old Sydney man arrested for allegedly helping North Korea purchase weapons of mass destruction.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches ballistic missile launch (archive)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches ballistic missile launch (archive)

Australian authorities have arrested a 59-year-old man for allegedly working with North Korea and assisting it in purchasing weapons of mass destruction, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.

The Sydney man was apprehended by Australian Federal Police units and has been charged with brokering and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction, according to the report.

The alleged economic agent has breached Australian and United Nations laws. He will face Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.

North Korea’s has continued its missile and nuclear tests, in defiance of international pressure and United Nations resolutions.

Most recently, the isolated country launched a Hwasong-15 missile, a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which officials said can fly over 13,000 km (8,080 miles).

Pyongyang said following the launch that it had test-fired its most advanced missile, putting the U.S. mainland within range.

Experts believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning another series of trials for Sunday, December 17, which marks the anniversary of his father's death.