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Offline flowers

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Two Soviet-era fighter planes found on N. Korea ship
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:19:58 PM »

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) –  Panamanian authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba.

The supersonic jets were found alongside missile and other weapons parts concealed in a shipment of sugar, in what could constitute a violation of tough UN sanctions on Pyongyang.

Cuba has claimed the shipment, intercepted earlier this month, consists of "obsolete" weapons it was sending to North Korea to be refurbished and returned.

UN sanctions experts plan to travel to Panama to inspect the shipment on August 5.

Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli said the two jets, anti-aircraft missile batteries and other parts have been found on board.

"Apparently these aircraft were in use because they had fuel," he said during a visit to the port of Manzanillo, where the boat is being unloaded.

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Re: Two Soviet-era fighter planes found on N. Korea ship
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 03:31:10 PM »
In their normal fashion this admin put the info out too soon and allows NK and Cuba to get their stories straight.
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