BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
Cuban weapons found in a freighter bound for North Korea “without a doubt” violate U.N. sanctions and some of it seemed intended for Pyongyang’s own use, not for repair and return as Havana claims, according to a report Tuesday.
The weapons shipment hidden in deliberately modified sections of the ship also was much larger than previously reported, and included anti-tank cannon and night vision equipment, said the report in 38 North, a U.S.-based Web page on North Korean issues.
Taken together, the evidence makes clear “that contrary to both the North Korean shipping declaration and Cuban government statements the shipment was without a doubt a violation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea,” it said.
The North Korea-flagged Chong Chon Gang declared a cargo of 10,000 tons of sugar and 2,000 empty polyethylene bags after it left Cuba and approached the Panama Canal in July on its way home. Panama ... Read More