JMSDF Acknowledges Allies’ Assistance in North Korea Monitoring

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense and the SDF are monitoring waters suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions in order to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since 10 cases that are strongly suspected of implementing ” I have made public.

About one month from the end of April this year and about one month from mid September against the United States against illegal marine activities including North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution Half, based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been conducting alarm monitoring activities by aircraft. Navy ships such as the US Navy’s numerous ships, the British Navy Frigate “Sutherland” and the landing ship “Albion”, the Canadian Navy Frigate “Calgary” and the Australian Navy frigate “Melbourne” are wary of Japan’s waters, including the East China Sea, I am doing monitoring activities. In addition, the UK plans to further contribute to sanctions performance at seaside at the end of the year at the opportunity for the naval frigate “Argyle” to visit the area.

As Japan, the international community is united 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, United Nations Security Council Resolutions We believe that it is necessary to fully implement the project, we welcome the efforts of the countries concerned which contribute to this and highly appreciate it. Japan will continue to cooperate closely with all relevant countries and implement initiatives to ensure the effectiveness of the UN Security Council resolution.