HMAS Arunta Contributes to Operation ARGOS

October 29, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a short logistics visit prior to participating in Operation ARGOS on 31 October 2020. Operation ARGOS is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s ongoing sanctions enforcement operations, in close…

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NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions

October 19, 2020 – The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported the maintenance of peace and security…

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Japan Announces DPRK Ballistic Missile Launch

A suspected ballistic missile was fired from North Korea. It is estimated that they will not fly into Japan’s territory and will not fall into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea are serious issues for the entire international community, including Japan. In order to protect the lives and property of the…

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