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“As to whether this is a breach of international law, [the Panamanians] are looking for guidance from the U.N. on how those aspects should be handled,” he said.
In a statement described as an answer to a question from the regime’s own Korea Central News Agency, the North Korean Foreign Ministry urged Panama to release the ship and its crew.
“This cargo is nothing but aging weapons which we are sending back to Cuba after overhauling them according to a legitimate contract,” the ministry spokesman said.
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