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U.S. News and World Report said Saturday that U.S. intelligence reports two more North Korean ships carrying Scud missiles bound for Syria are headed for an Iranian port.

The report said the ships were hiding amid heavy traffic in the Bay of Bombay off the Indian coast to avoid being intercepted by the U.S. Navy.Separately, U.S. News said "a high-ranking Russian officer in Moscow" had confirmed a U.S. intelligence report that three tactical nuclear weapons have vanished from a former Red Army arsenal in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.

It said analysts suspected the weapons have been sold to Iran.

Earlier this week, a ship allegedly carrying Scud missiles from North Korea to Syria slipped past U.S. Navy vessels and docked at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

A Pentagon spokesman, asked about the U.S. News reports, said he could not comment on intelligence matters.