North Korea demands restitution of the cargo ship seized by the US

The freighter was the first in North Korea seized by the United States for violating international sanctions

The freighter was the first in North Korea seized by the United States for violating international sanctions; for many years the North Korean ships used fake flags and turned off the radios

  |  US Attorney's Office/AFP/Arquivos

North Korea called "illegal act of theft" the seizure last week of one of its cargo ships by US authorities, which accuse the vessel of violating international sanctions, and demanded its restitution.

The US court announced on Thursday the seizure of Wise Honest, accused of violating international sanctions for exporting coal and importing machinery.

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