29 August, 2009

UAE seizes North Korean Weapons Shipment to Iran

From Bloomberg:
he United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured munitions, detonators, explosives and rocket-propelled grenades bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions, diplomats said.

The UAE two weeks ago notified the UN Security Council of the seizure, according to the diplomats...

The council committee that monitors enforcement of UN sanctions against North Korea wrote letters to Iran and the government in Pyongyang asking for explanations of the violation, and one to the UAE expressing appreciation for the cooperation, the envoys said. No response has been received and the UAE has unloaded the cargo, they said.


The Financial Times reports that "The seizure took place in the UAE, but not the shipping hub of Dubai, the person added, without elaborating."

10 comments:

Lirun said...

i think this highlights the regional concern with this issue..

Anonymous said...

ahhh....it's good to see the US's lapdog guarding it's masters interests.

Abu Dhabi Blogger said...

Well done, UAE!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know the UAE had a Navy?

Proud Emirati said...

If only Israel was treated the same way ....

Anonymous said...

If only Israel was treated the same way ....

Which way?

Emirati said...

Lirun,

Hopefully someday your country will be highlighted with laser-precision weapons.

Regards

Emirati

Lirun said...

emirati

ur clearly a good person

kind hearted

polite

really an asset to humanity

Ali Hassan said...

Lirun, you are absolutely right, Proud Emirati is exactly how you described him.......kind-hearted, polite, an asset to humanity. In other words, an asshole.

Proud Emirati said...

Ali Hassan? Shiite or is it Shitty :lol:

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