In a shocking revelation, it has been learned that the United Nations has actually been helping the despotic government of North Korea secure a patent for a chemical associated with the production of a dangerous nerve gas.
The report finds that at least since 2015 the U.N. Security Council has been trying to help North Korea secure a patent for the dangerous chemical sodium cyanide. Sodium cyanide has been banned for export to North Korea since 2006, Fox News reports.
The chemical is most often used as part of a nerve gas which is designated as a weapon of mass destruction, Fox said.
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.”
After its investigation, Fox News informed the U.N. bodies for patent applications late last week. The application for the chemical was found on file on the publicly accessible World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) internal website.