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Cuba’s weapons shipment to North Korea violates UN sanctions

Yes, the Cuban dictatorship that was just caught shipping military explosives, munitions, missiles, weapons, and fighter jets to the rogue North Korean regime hidden under tons of sugar and blatantly violating UN sanctions is the same Cuban dictatorship that "Cuba Experts" tell us is not a State Sponsor of Terrorism and not a threat to the U.S.

I know, it doesn't make any sense, but we're not "Cuba Experts" now, are we?

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Panama: Cuban Weapons Shipment Violates U.N. Sanctions

At the U.N. General Assembly today, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli addressed his country's interdiction of a North Korean vessel smuggling Cuban weaponry.

From AP:

"After the ship was seized, an enormous amount of war materiel that, by definition and destination clearly violates Security Council Sanctions Committee mandates, were discovered hidden under 200 tons of raw sugar," Martinelli said.

A U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea visited Panama in mid-August to investigate the arms seizure. But its report has yet to be made public.

The Panamanian Security Ministry said a preliminary report by the panel determined "without a doubt" that the Cuban weapons violated sanctions restricting weapons trading with North Korea.

"This is an unprecedented and perhaps once-in-a-lifetime situation, at least in our continent," Martinelli said. "Panama complied with its duty as a member state, even in the face of possible risks," and high costs, he added.

Panama wants "recognition that our conduct was based upon our unequivocal wish to comply with what has been established by this organization," the president said.

 

 

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