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Monday, June 13, 2011

U.S. Intercepts North Korean Ship Carrying Missiles to Burma

The US Navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missiles to Burma, forcing it to return to the rogue nuclear state, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

The vessel, The Light, was Sunday reported to have returned to North Korea after drifting in international waters.

Gary Samore, the special assistant to President Barack Obama for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, said the US suspected that the vessel was heading to Burma to deliver military equipment such as small arms and missile-related items, according to the report.

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