Panama uncovers fighter jet engines from seized North Korea ship
A police officer walks next to a container holding a MiG-21
fighter jet engine from the seized North Korean-flagged ship Chong Chon Gang, at
the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Colon, Panama City.Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
Panama | Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:45pm
(Reuters) - Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship carrying arms from Cuba under sacks of brown sugar on Tuesday found 12 engines for MiG-21 fighter jets and five military vehicles that officials said resembled missile control centers.
Investigators earlier this month had found two MiG-21 fighter jets and two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, which was bound for North Korea when it was stopped by officials.
Panamanian Security Minister Jose Mulino said the cargo appeared to fall within what Cuba had said was a range of "obsolete" arms being sent to North Korea for repair.
Panama asked the United Nations to delay the arrival of investigators by a week until August 12, because the process of unloading cargo found under 100,000 tons of sugar has taken longer than expected.( Collapse )
I haven't seen any political news posted in awhile, and I thought this was very interesting. An earlier article on the subject has been posted here. I actually find this situation sort of funny because who are you trying to fool Cuba? The world isn't stupid as you think. It's not like we've forgotten your history nor do we believe sending
weapons old or not is an innocent gesture as you say.