Cutting their own noses off in spite of their faces…
According to the MIVD chief, Dutch companies and knowledge institutes are insufficiently aware that countries like Syria and North Korea want to gain knowledge here. The Netherlands is technologically a high-quality country, that such countries want to use. Smaller companies that sell products such as ball bearings or heat resistant materials also need to be alert in this area, Eichelsheim said.
Netherlands are Supermarket for Rogue Countries Building Weapons of Mass Destruction
Onno Eichelsheim, the director of the Dutch military intelligence service MIVD has said that the Netherlands is an interesting “supermarket” for countries that want to make weapons of mass destruction. A number of attempts to buy are blocked. He added that Dutch companies and knowledge institutes are insufficiently aware that countries like Syria and North Korea want to gain knowledge in the Netherlands.