UN seeks review of N.Korea, Iran aid

The head of the UN intellectual property agency says it has asked UN sanctions officials to review computer equipment it provided to Iran and North Korea.

Thursday's statement from Francis Gurry comes days after the US House Foreign Affairs Committee demanded 'unfettered access' to UN documents about the deal and the US State Department said it was reviewing the aid. Gurry, the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, says the review request reflects 'the utmost seriousness' with which the agency considers complaints about its assistance to two nations subject to UN sanctions. Gurry says his agency had received legal advice that the aid didn't contain the type of technology or training prohibited by the sanctions, but he vowed closer cooperation with UN.

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