More details on North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons

June 21, 2009

(ChattahBox) — As reported previously, a U.S. Navy destroyer is shadowing a North Korean ship called the Kang Nam at sea under the new U.N. sanctions that bar Pyongyang from exporting weapons. YTN, a news cable channel in South Korea, has reported today that the ship is headed for Myanmar, a renegade country in their own right, long suspected of buying North Korean arms.  Human rights in Myanmar also known as Burma are a long-standing concern for the international community and there is general consensus that the military regime in Burma is one of the world’s most repressive and abusive regimes.

North Korea has spouted loudly that stopping one of their ships would be considered an act of war. Even so the U.S. Navy is prepared to try to stop or escort to shore the Kang Nam, which is suspected of carrying missiles or related parts banned by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874. While Myanmar is unlikely to cooperate, the ship will likely stop in Singapore first, a U.S. ally and the regional refueling hub for ships. Singapore said it would act “appropriately” if the vessel docks at its ports.


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