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Philippines Seizes North Korean Ship to Enforce New Sanctions



    The Philippines impounded a North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and will deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials said Saturday, March 5.

    The Philippines said Saturday it seized a North Korean freighter covered by United Nations’ sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear program, NBC News reported.

    A spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry said the ship was impounded and will not be allowed to leave port, after officials conducted an inspection.

    The ship arrived on Feb. 27 and was unloading palm kernels.

    Manila will also deport the vessel’s crew and will wait for a U.N. inspection team, the spokesman said.