North Korea asks UN Secretary General to Deal with Illegal Seizure of North Korean Cargo Vessel by the US

  • North Korea’s state news agency KCNA has said that the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations has sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking to deal with the high handed attitude of the USA. The letter has called US a “gangster country that does not care at all about international laws” and asked Guterres to deal with the US seizures of one of its cargo ships in an illegal manner. North Korea has accused the United States of America of infringing the sovereignty of North Korea and at the same time violating UN charters. They have also demanded return of the seized vessel immediately. The US Justice Department has said that the North Korean cargo vessel “Wise Honest” was seized because it carried coal in violation of the US sanctions on North Korea.