Friday, August 28, 2009

Wire: North Korean Arms Shipment to Iran Seized by UAE

Off the Wire

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.

See links below for sources, details.

(Report from newswire sources.)

UAE seized N.Korea arms shipment bound for Iran
UAE Seizes North Korean Weapons Shipment to Iran
‘N Korean arms for Iran’ seized by UAE

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Anonymous Tech said...

I wonder why this is only coming out now. You would think they would have reported this when it happened to strengthen the case against North Korea.

7:19 PM EDT  

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