U.S. probes shipment of high-tech gear to Iran, N. Korea by U.N. agency.

Image: diytrade.com The U.S. State Department is investigating the shipment…

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The U.S. State Department is investigating the shipment of computers and other sophisticated high-tech gear to the governments of Iran and North Korea by a United Nations organization, despite U.S. and U.N. sanctions against the nations for their alleged efforts to build nuclear weapons, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

Fox News, which first reported the North Korean sale last month and the subsequent investigation on Thursday, said that the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, sent 20 Hewlett-Packard Compaq desktop computers to Iran’s Industrial Property Office and sophisticated computers and data-storage servers to North Korea.

Source: Catherine Chomiak / MSNBC and NBC News

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