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North Korea

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made about the cargo, movements and destination of the North Korean vessel, the Kang Nam; and whether the sale of arms by North Korea to Burma constitutes an infringement of United Nations Security Council Resolutions. [HL4524]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead)

We are aware of the media reports about the Kang Nam and are monitoring the situation. We can confirm that UN Security Council Resolution 1874 placed an embargo on the export of all arms from North Korea. We are working with international partners to ensure that all measures in the resolution are swiftly and effectively enforced.