N. Korea, US Collide over Impounded Cargo Ship amid Sanctions Dispute
"The United States has committed an unlawful and outrageous act of dispossessing our cargo ship Wise Honest... "
During his news conference at the UN headquarters on Tuesday, North Korean Ambassador Kim Song urged the U.S.
"We are condemning in
Shortly after North Korea's launch of short-range missiles on May 9th, the U.S. Justice Department announced it had impounded the "Wise Honest." The North's second largest cargo ship had already been detained by Indonesia since April of last year for transporting coal to China, Russia and other countries in violation of international sanctions.
"The latest act of the United States constitutes an extension of the American miscalculation for putting
However, Washington is not budging from its position. In response to media inquiries regarding Kim's argument, the U.S. State Department reaffirmed that the sanctions against North Korea will remain thoroughly in place by the UN Security Council members.
U.S. President Donald Trump held his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-