ROK Seizure of Chinese Ship

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 15, 2012

Question: Does the State Department have any information related to the interdiction by the Republic of Korea of a Chinese-flagged ship, reportedly carrying graphite cylinders usable in missile programs supposedly from the DPRK, purported to be en route to Syria?

Answer: We refer you to the Government of the Republic of Korea for comment.

The United States will continue to work with the international community and our partners on the UN Security Council, including China, to enforce sanctions against the DPRK and to urge all countries to be vigilant in their dealings with North Korea.

PRN: 2012/1804