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Japanese Navy Spots Tanker Alongside North Korean Ship

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said a Japanese navy surveillance aircraft has seen a Dominican-flagged oil tanker apparently transferring fuel to a North Korean tanker in open seas, a clear violation of the latest round of United Nations sanctions imposed on the rogue nation, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The possible transfer was observed in the East China Sea on Saturday, a ministry statement said. Japan reported to the U.N. Security Council the sighting of the tanker Yuk Tung moored alongside the North Korean-registered Rye Song Gang No. 1 before dawn, the foreign ministry statement said. In its report, the foreign ministry included four photos of the ships alongside each other…