NORTH KO­REA CALLS SEIZURE OF CARGO SHIP BY US UN­LAW­FUL, SEEKS ITS RE­TURN

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - World -

North Ko­rea on Tues­day de­manded the re­turn of a cargo ship seized by Wash­ing­ton last week for vi­o­lat­ing in­ter­na­tional sanc­tions, call­ing it an “un­law­ful and ou­tra­geous act”. A spokesman for the North’s foreign min­istry slammed the move on Tues­day, say­ing it was an “out­right de­nial” of the spirit of a state­ment signed by leader Kim Jong Un and US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump at their land­mark sum­mit in Singapore last June. It was the first time a North Korean cargo ves­sel had been seized by the US, af­ter years of high seas games in which Korean ship­pers dis­guised ves­sels, used false flags and turned off their track­ing transpon­ders to avoid dis­cov­ery.

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