Oh, that Axis of Evil.
But drat the “inconvenient” timing:
News of the interception comes at a sensitive time. North Korea has invited the US for bilateral talks on nuclear issues and the UN Security Council’s western members are pressing for greater Iranian co-operation over its nuclear programme.
The UAE reported the seizure to the UN sanctions committee responsible for vetting the implementation of measures, including an arms embargo, imposed against North Korea under Security Council resolution 1874, according to diplomats in New York. The committee, chaired by Turkey, has made no formal announcement about the case.
Yes, I’m sure the folks who can’t get enough illegal rocket launchers are just itching to talk to us about how best to dismantle their nuclear weapons program.