Cuban weapons in North Korean ship violated UN Sanctions

By Abraham Shanedling

A new report has disclosed that Cuban weapons found on board a ship bound for North Korea violated United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

The report, posted by 38 North, includes pictures of weapons and a scanned cargo manifest of the North Korean-flagged Chong Chon Gang, which was intercepted on July 15 in the Panama Canal with 25 containers of Cuban military equipment. The military equipment was not listed on the ship’s manifest and included two MiG-21 jet fighters, anti-aircraft systems, and missile parts.
Current UN sanctions ban North Korea from trading arms in order to deprive the regime of resources because of its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

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