WASHINGTON – Investigators of the United Nations (UN) is planned to arrive in Panama early August to begin an investigation into the ship North Korea (Korea) were arrested carrying weapons from Cuba. Meanwhile, North Korea demanded that the vessel was released.
Panamanian ship raided Chong Chon Gang last week while trying to pass through the Panama Canal. Ship weighing 14,000 tons was arrested after allegedly carrying contraband weapons from Cuba.
The discovery of the weapons in clear violation of UN rules. Panamanian authorities had already asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to conduct an investigation into this case.
Government of the United States (U.S.) also spoke and expects the investigation will determine whether the ship was in violation of the provisions of UNSC transporting illegal weapons.
“The team is scheduled to come on August 5,” said the Panamanian Foreign Ministry, as quoted by the Korean Times, Friday (19/07/2013).
While the U.S. State Department staff Marie Haff adds, “Cargo ships already done. We see the potential violation of UN Security Council resolutions by North Korea “.