September 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – 1. For illegal maritime activities including North Korean flagged vessels banned by a UN Security Council resolution, Japan has violated the UN Security Council resolution from the viewpoint of fully implementing the UN Security Council resolutions related to North Korea We have been reporting to the United Nations Security Council North Korea Sanction Committee and expressing concern to the countries concerned when confirming strongly suspicious behavior. As for the Ministry of Defense and the SDF, we are monitoring the ship suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since ten times cases where the implementation of “Seta” is strongly suspected Has been announced.
In addition, regarding the status of “handling” handled by the Ministry of Defense and the SDF , we posted a video on the homepage of the Ministry of Defense in advance from the point of widely disseminating it both domestically and abroad .
2. Under these circumstances, the United States and related countries have announced multilateral efforts towards illegal maritime activities including North Korea-registered vessels banned by the UN Security Council Resolution, and as such Japan welcome. Japan’s ideas on such efforts are as follows.
(1) As announced on September 7th and 22nd, in addition to the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are banned again by the UN Security Council Resolution based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan since mid September It is decided to carry out warning surveillance activities by aircraft against illegal maritime activities including “Seto” involving North Korean-registered vessels. We welcome the dispatch of patrol aircraft by Australia, New Zealand and Canada to engage in this activity. At the same time, we welcome the dispatch of naval vessels by concerned countries, including the US, for alert monitoring activities at sea.
[Reference] Australia and Canada have been conducting watch monitoring activities by aircraft based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan for about one month since late April this year. In early May, the British Navy Frigate “Sutherland” conducted information gathering activities on the high seas around Japan.
(2) Information sharing and coordination among Japan, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and France will further deepen the multilateral cooperation in order to fully implement the UN Security Council Resolution and ensure its effectiveness We believe what is being done as part of the effort is meaningful.
(3) As Japan continues to unite with the international community in order to realize the disposal of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles of all range in North Korea’s complete, verifiable and irreversible way We will work on securing the effectiveness of the UN Security Council Resolution. Under such circumstances, Japan shares the recognition of the United States that North Korea is importing petroleum refined products exceeding the upper limit set by the Security Council resolution, and immediately responds to all UN member countries immediately From the viewpoint of stopping the supply of petroleum refined products to North Korea, I would like to work closely with the related countries, including the United States, to strengthen the response to “Seto”.