TWO NORTH KOREAN VESSELS SEIZED IN ZANZIBAR FOR FLYING TANZANIAN FLAG

Two North Korean ships have been seized by the government in Zanzibar for using Tanzania's national flag in breach of a United Nations resolution, which imposes sanctions on the culpapble state.

Speaking exclusively to a local media, The Citizen, the minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, said investigations by the government and international agencies were underway to determine all vessels owned or linked to North Korea that were flying the Tanzanian flag.

He, however, couldn't give details of the seized vessels.

He said for North Korea to use the Tanzanian flag was a breach of the UN resolution and that the government was keen on ensuring the issue was resolved as soon as practicable.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.