Philippines seizes North Korean cargo ship to enforce U.N. sanctions

March 5, 2016 9:21 AM

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MANILA The Philippines said on Saturday it had seized a North Korean freighter that was covered by harsher United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

Manila will also deport the vessel's 21 North Korean crew and will await a U.N. inspection team from the United Nations, foreign ministry spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message.

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