Two North Korean Vessels Seized In Tanzania

North Korean Vessels Flying Tanzania Flag

Two North Korean ships have been seized by the Tanzanian government in Zanzibar for using Tanzania's national flag in breach of a United Nations resolution, which imposes sanctions on the culpable state.

Speaking exclusively to The Citizen on Wednesday, the minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, said investigations by the government and international agencies were underway to determine all vessels owned or linked to North Korea that were flying the Tanzanian flag.

He, however, couldn't give details of the seized vessels.

He said for North Korea to use the Tanzanian flag was a breach of the UN resolution and that the government was keen on ensuring the issue was resolved as soon as practicable.

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