UNSC to inspect North Korean arms ship

The United Nations (UN) Security Council Sanctions Committee will inspect the North Korean cargo ship which was seized by Panama and violated a UN arms embargo on North Korea by carrying weapons.

UNSC to inspect North Korean arms ship

World Bulletin/News Desk

The United Nations (UN) Security Council Sanctions Committee will inspect the North Korean cargo ship which was seized by Panama and violated a UN arms embargo on North Korea by carrying weapons.

Britain's Permanent Representative to UN Mark Lyall Grant, supporting Panama over the seizure of the North Korean ship, said "the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee will inspect the weapons carried from Cuba to North Korea illegally."

Panama had called on the United Nations Security Council to investigate a North Korean ship caught smuggling arms from Cuba, piling more pressure on Pyongyang for a possible breach of UN sanctions.

The UN Security Council has imposed four rounds of increasingly tougher sanctions against North Korea since its first nuclear test in 2006. According to the sanctions, all UN member states are prohibited from directly or indirectly supplying, selling or transferring all arms, missiles or missile systems and the equipment and technology to make them to North Korea, with the exception of small arms and light weapons.

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