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UN to investigate Korean ship case

world Updated: Jul 19, 2013 00:53 IST

A UN Security Council sanctions committee will examine the case of a North Korean ship that was intercepted by Panama and found to be carrying arms from Cuba, Britain's UN envoy said on Thursday.

Panama stopped the North Korean ship last week and seized its cargo.

Authorities discovered missile equipment, MiG fighter jets and other arms aboard that Cuba said were "obsolete" Soviet-era weapons being sent to North Korea for repair.