Thursday, November 16, 2006

France Searches North Korean Vessel

BBC NEWS - French officials in the Indian Ocean are inspecting a North Korean ship under the terms of UN Security Council sanctions adopted against Pyongyang.

Customs officers are examining the ship on the French island of Mayotte, France's foreign ministry said.

It is believed to be the first time a North Korean vessel has been inspected under Security Council Resolution 1718.

The resolution imposed sanctions on North Korea after it carried out a nuclear test in October.