September 17, 2021

Cuba admits to shipping weapons via Panama to North Korea

Cuba: Cargo contained obsolete, defensive weapons systems

SEOUL – A North Korean vessel was carrying 240 tonnes of "obsolete...defensive weapons" when it was intercepted in Panama, a statement released by Cuba's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Havana said that the weapons, being sent for repair in North Korea, included two Volga and Pechora anti-aircraft missile systems, nine missiles "in parts and spares", two Mig-21 jets and 15 engines for those aircraft.