HMAS Parramatta joins international effort to enforce sanctions on North Korea

October 24, 2019 – Australia is deploying a Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea. HMAS Parramatta will deploy in support of sanctions enforcement as a component of a broader East Asian deployment. Parramatta is the third Australian vessel to deploy to the region as part of our enduring commitment to regional security and stability on the Korean Peninsula. HMAS Parramatta will work alongside our international partners to monitor and deter ship-to-ship transfers of…

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New Zealand Deploys P-3 in Support of UN Sanctions

October 15, 2019 – Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea. New Zealand previously deployed a P-3 in support of UNSC sanctions resolutions in September and October 2018. “New Zealand strongly supports international efforts to maintain peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. Continuing to work towards the…

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China to impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan

July 12, 2019 – China will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan, foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Friday. Geng’s comments came after the United States earlier announced a plan of selling weapons worth 2.22 billion U.S. dollars to Taiwan. The arms sales to Taiwan by the United States are serious violations of the international law, the basic norms of international relations, the one-China principle and the three joint communiques between China and the United States, Geng said, adding that the sales undermined China’s…

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RAAF P-8A Poseidon to Enforce North Korea Sanctions

November 30, 2018 – Next week Australia will deploy a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the deployment supports Australia’s ongoing economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. “This is part of Australia’s commitment to deter and disrupt illicit trade and sanctions evasion activities by North Korea and its associated networks,” Minister Pyne said. “This deployment follows on from Defense’s…

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JMSDF Spots DPRK Tanker An San 1 Smuggling POL November 29

Google translation 1. On November 29 th (Friday), the North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN 1” (IMO number: 7303803) and vessels of unknown shipping name are shipped to the offshore of the East China Sea (offshore 350 km southeast of Shanghai) “Sendai” (Maizuru) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 14 escort group confirmed that it is crossing. 2. Both vessels may have been engaged in some work since they had connected a coil (hose) after crossing, and as a result of a comprehensive judgment by the government, it was decided that the…

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Royal Navy ships fulfil international duty in Asia Pacific

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today that HMS Albion has deployed to North East Asia to safeguard free trade, partake in joint training and exercises, and support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our Armed Forces are at the forefront of Global Britain, and the deployment of HMS Albion, Sutherland and Argyll demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our international responsibilities and to maintaining peace, security and prosperity in the region. Until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions,…

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