Wire: North Korean Arms Shipment to Iran Seized by UAE
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2009 -- Newswire services this evening reported that the United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured arms bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions.
The weapons, seized on Aug. 14, included rocket launchers, detonators, munitions and ammunition for rocket-propelled grenades. The ship, called the ANL-Australia, was Australian-owned and flying a Bahamas flag.
Sources said the ship was carrying the arms disguised as oil equipment.
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(Report from newswire sources.)
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