North Korea ship seized with huge weapons cargo en route to Egypt amid WW3 fears

Monday, October 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

A NORTH Korea ship was seized after it was caught carrying a huge supply of weapons to Egypt as tensions continue to mount with the US.

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

More than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades discovered on board the freighter named the Jie Shun which the hermit kingdom had decorated with deceptive Cambodian colours.

Despot leader Kim Jong-un’s cargo was stopped in its tracks when the US warned Cairo about the incoming ship.

An investigation launched by the United Nations found that Pyongyang had made nice with Egyptian business executives who had ordered millions of dollars worth of North Korean weaponry.

The monumental weapons supply was disguised under bins of iron ore that were used as a front for the hugely destructive delivery.

Washington has accused Egypt of attempting to conceal the transaction, claiming there was a lack of action taken until US intelligence alerted Egyptian authorities to the then unidentified vessel.

Despite the country’s attempts to conceal the transaction, a spokesman for the Egyptian Embassy in Washington highlighted Cairo’s “transparency” in detailing the deal and ultimately ridding of the artillery.

The spokesman said: “Egypt will continue to abide by all Security Council resolutions and will always be in conformity with these resolutions as they restrain military purchases from North Korea.”

David Thompson, a senior analyst and investigator for the Centre for Advanced Defence Studies, in Washington, revealed North Korea has been using similar undercover weapon shipments to finance Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missile ambitions.

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