UAE Seizes Ship Bringing N. Korean Arms to Iran

Shipment violates UN ban on weapons exports from Pyongyang
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 9:27 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates today seized a ship carrying weapons from North Korea to Iran, the Financial Times reports—a violation of United Nations resolutions barring Pyongyang from exporting arms. The shipment was headed for a company linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which has previously been banned from importing weapons due to concerns over its ties to Islamic terror groups.