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Japan detects new N.Korean activity violating sanctions

IANS  |  Tokyo 

has detected a suspected cargo transfer between a North Korean ship and a Belize-registered vessel, which apparently involves goods violating imposed on North Korea, an said on Thursday.

The transfer allegedly took place on Tuesday in the Sea between Belizean ship Wan Heng 11 and the North Korean Rye Song Gang 1, a told news.

reported the incident to the UN on Wednesday.

In the incident, captured by a airplane, both ships approached each other closely after exchanging light signals.

The said it believes that the movement was "a possible transfer of goods violating the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang".

The incident was the latest in a series of incidents involving North Korean vessels allegedly violating the ban on supplies to imposed as a result of its repeated nuclear and missile tests.

The alleged incidents provoked criticism from US in December.

South Korean authorities had seized and were investigating two ships, one from Hong Kong and the other from Panama, suspected of selling to in violation of the UNSC sanctions.

Allegations in December that US satellites had detected Chinese ships selling to North Korean vessels at least 20 times since October, which has denied, led Trump to express his disappointment on the



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 15:14 IST