Switzerland said Monday that it had blocked a deal to sell top-notch ski lifts to North Korea, in a move that could delay what is seen as leader Kim Jong-Un's pet ski resort project.
Undated recent photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 27, 2013 claims to show North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) talking to army officials at the Masik Pass Skiing Ground under construction by the Korean People's Army. Switzerland said Monday that it had blocked a deal to sell top-notch ski lifts to North Korea, in a move that could delay the ski project.
Swiss company Bartholet Maschinenbau (BMF) had reportedly all but agreed to sell mechanical chair lifts and cable cars to Pyongyang to help fulfill Kim's vision of a "world class" ski resort, being built as rival South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
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