The United Arab Emirates has seized a cargo of North Korean weapons being shipped to Iran, which would have violated a UN embargo on arms exports from the communist state, Western diplomats say.
The UAE reported the incident, which occurred two weeks ago, to the Security Council sanctions committee on North Korea, diplomats said on Friday.
The committee sent letters to Tehran and Pyongyang on August 25 informing them of the seizure and demanding a response within 15 days. The weapons seized on August 14 included rocket launchers, detonators, munitions and ammunition for rocket-propelled grenades, it said.
"The cargo was deceptively labelled," said a diplomat "The cargo manifest said that the ship contained oil boring machines. But then you opened it up and you found these arms." (Al Jazeera)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
United Arab Emirates 'seizes N Korea arms shipment' bound for Iran
I know it is far fetched... but for some reason the below post just reeks of Bill Clinton. Yes, Bill Clinton!
Could the UAE have accidently stumbled upon a secret deal made in exchange for the hostages released during Slick Willies visit?