But when the abbreviation or Komid is googled for search, the top entry is North Korea's trading firm, Korea Mining and Development Trading Corp.
The United Nations twice sanctioned the North's Komid.
In March 2016 the council also blacklisted two KOMID representatives in Syria.
The consignees were Syrian entities designated by the European Union and the United States as front companies for Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, a Syrian entity identified by the panel as cooperating with KOMID in previous prohibited item transfers," the U.
The consignees were Syrian entities designated by the European Union and the United States as front companies for Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), a Syrian entity identified by the Panel as cooperating with KOMID
in previous prohibited item transfers," the UN experts wrote.
Jang Song Chol, a KOMID representative in Russia working to obtain weapons materials from individuals in Sudan
Kim Yong Chol and Jang Yong Son, KOMID representatives in Iran
or KOMID, North Korea's key weapons dealer and exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles, according to the department.
KOMID has been also subject to sanctions under a U.
Tanchon has also been involved in ballistic missile transactions from KOMID
to Iran's Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group.
In Syria, the KOMID members met with several senior officials of the Scientific Studies Research Center, a Syrian government body in charge of procurement, research, development and production for military needs and for production of non-conventional weapons and missiles to deliver them, the source said.
KOMID, which is North Korea's key firm involved in arms transactions, is suspected of exporting not only conventional weapons but also ballistic missile-related equipment.