December 08, 2021

Australia, New Zealand to help Japan monitor North Korean sanctions evasion

The two countries will join the U.S. and Japan in monitoring ship-to-ship transfers

Australia and New Zealand will provide support to Japan's Ministry of Defense in monitoring North Korea's illicit maritime activities, Tokyo said on Friday.

The two countries will provide support aircraft to the operation, helping Japanese forces which have observed numerous instances of sanctioned North Korean trade at sea.