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05/03/2016

North Korea ship impounded in Philippines ­ CNN.com

North Korea ship impounded in Philippines as part of fresh sanctions
By Greg Botelho, CNN
 Updated 1728 GMT (0128 HKT) March 5, 2016 | Video Source: CNN

Story highlights
The cargo ship, now in Subic Bay, is one of 31
vessels from one company named in the new
U.N. sanctions
The vessel will be impounded and its crew will
be
  deported, a Filipino government official says
North Korea has been defiant in the face of
worldwide condemnation of its developing
nuclear, missile programs

(CNN)—While North Korea keeps firing literal and figurative salvos, the world has responded with harsher sanctions -ones that the Philippines has put into effect by detaining a ship from the reclusive East Asian nation.
The Philippine government has impounded a North Korean freighter, the Jin Teng, in Subic Bay and plans to deport its
crew, presidential spokesman Manuel Quezon III said in a radio interview, according to the official Philippines News
Agency.
This wouldn't have happened if not for Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and missile launch, and the global community's
reaction to these defiant acts.
The 15-member U.N. Security Council voted this week to impose an array of new sanctions in response to what it called
"violation and flagrant disregard" of previous resolutions. Tellingly, this vote was unanimous -- with not only from longtime
North Korean foes such as the United States and Japan, but also Russia and China, who have been less adversarial to the
regime.

Among other provisions, Resolution 2270 mandates that other countries "should inspect cargo within or transiting through
their territory — including airports, sea ports and free trade zones — that was destined for or originating from the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea." It also makes special mention of calling out any "evasion of sanctions" by various parties.

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