N Korean Proliferation Ship Monitored

The U.S. military is tracking the North Korean ship shown here, called the Kang Nam.

The U.S. military is tracking the North Korean ship shown here, called the Kang Nam.

The U.S. military is tracking a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned.

The ship, Kang Nam, left a port in North Korea Wednesday and appears to be heading toward Singapore, according to a senior U.S. military source. The vessel, which the military has been tracking since its departure, could be carrying weaponry, missile parts or nuclear materials.

“It is believed to be ‘of interest,'” a senior U.S. official told FOX News.

This is the first suspected “proliferator” that the U.S. and its allies have tracked from North Korea since the United Nations authorized the world’s navies to enforce compliance with a variety of U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its recent nuclear test.

The ship is currently along the coast of China and being monitored around-the-clock by air.

Wow, this is very interesting. It seems N. Korea is intentionally violating the UN Security Council! Too bad the US Navy cannot board any N. Korean vessel it suspects of proliferating materials.

Link to story: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/18/military-tracking-north-korean-ship-suspected-proliferating-weapons-material/

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