N. Korea Ship Sails Toward Sanctions Showdown

US Navy shadows ship suspected of smuggling arms to Myanmar
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2009 11:38 AM CDT
The US navy ship USS John S McCain (DDG-56) steams past the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Aug. 20, 2008. The destroyer is currently following a North Korean ship, ready to intercept smuggling.   (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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(Newser) – A North Korean ship the US Navy has been tailing is heading to Myanmar, and is about to become the first test of new UN sanctions against the Pyongyang regime, the New York Times reports. The US Navy suspects the Kang Nam is smuggling arms, and will search it if given "reasonable grounds." North Korea says it will consider an interception an act of war.
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