(UPI) – North Korea tried to sell its submarine technology to Taiwan in 2016, according to Taiwanese media.
Taiwan's UP Media reported a Taiwanese trading company that "frequently dealt with North Korea" notified local military authorities they were approached by the North Koreans regarding weapons.
A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the North Koreans made the proposition three years ago, UP Media reported Tuesday.
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The report stated the trading firm received a "mandate" from North Korea's national defense commission. The Taiwanese entity also received documents on "shark-class and salmon-class" subs.