It is worse than that, the DPRK does not make any moves without the approval of its benefactor the PLA military intelligence. So when the DPRK decide to give a Syria nuclear weapons program, you can bet that the PLA had greenlite the deal prior too. That is a key difference between Russia and the PRC, Russia will sell nuclear technology for civilian purposes and with IAEA approval re: Bushehr. The PLA will use the hidden hand and shadowy network via it proxy directly for proliferation. So while we may not be happy about Bushehr it is clear which is more dangerous direct proliferation for non civil purposes black outside the IAEA framework.
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State (Reuters)