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NKorea may have helped Hezbollah

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North Korea may have provided arms and training to Hezbollah, according to a report by the research arm of the U.S. Congress.

The Congressional Research Service report on North Korea’s backing of terrorism cited a number of “reputable sources” in France, South Korea and elsewhere that said the rogue dictatorship trained and armed the Lebanese terrorist group from the 1980s until well into this decade, Reuters reported this week.

Training in how to build bunkers might have considerably assisted Hezbollah during the war it launched against Israel in summer 2006, the report said.

The CRS report comes as the Bush administration considers whether to remove North Korea from its terrorist state list in light of its cooperation in ending its nuclear weapons program.

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