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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on DPRK ship in Panama

New York, 17 July 2013

The Secretary-General is aware of the discovery by the Panamanian authorities of a weapons shipment on the DPRK ship sailing from Cuba.  The Secretary-General commends the action taken by Panama in full conformity with its obligations under the relevant Security Council resolutions.  The Secretary-General notes that it is the duty of all Member States to implement Security Council decisions. The Secretary-General awaits the outcome of the investigation into the matter in question and is sure the 1718 Security Council Sanctions Committee will promptly address it.