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Vol 54 No 16

Published 2nd August 2013


Tanzania

The Dar leader

Washington and Seoul are discreetly putting pressure on Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete to end military cooperation with Pyongyang. Around 18 North Korean military technicians and army officers are believed to be at Dar es Salaam airport repairing the ancient fleet of Soviet MiG-21 fighter-bombers and other military aircraft. Their presence would be in breach of United Nations sanctions imposed in March in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests and its threats to attack South Korea and the United States.

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