North Korean Ship Might Be Holding Missile Technology
Monday, June 22, 2009
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain, shown in 2003, has been following a North Korean ship suspected of transporting missile technology (U.S. Navy photo/Getty Images).
A North Korean cargo vessel being monitored for possible violation of a U.N. arms embargo might be carrying missile technology to Myanmar, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, June 19).
The Kang Nam 1 is believed to have previously transported materials related to Pyongyang's missile program. The United Nations this month prohibited the North from importing or exporting any weapons technology, after Pyongyang conducted its second nuclear test.
A U.S. Navy destroyer is following the ship as it sails south along the coast of China.
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