Philippines to seize N. Korean cargo ship under U.N. sanctions

March 5, 2016 2:52 PM

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Philippines to seize N. Korean cargo ship under U.N. sanctions

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo vessel docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its crew under terms of the tough new United Nations sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a presidential spokesman said Saturday.

Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manolo Quezon III said the U.N. sanctions would be applied to the 4,355-ton MV Jin Teng, which arrived Thursday at Subic Bay, a commercial port that formerly served as a U.S. naval base.

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