Hunting for North Korea sanctions violators with ‘the eyes of the United Nations’

Nov 8, 2021 | INVESTING

Flying above the Yellow Sea between the Korean peninsula and China, a French naval crew scans the ocean surface for signs of contraband headed for North Korea.The team is part of an international mission enforcing United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, flying surveillance trips from the US Futenma base in Japan’s Okinawa.“The UN sends us information on vessels suspected of illicit behaviour,” and then a flight plan is drawn up, explained Guillaume, the lieutenant commander who leads the team…

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