• 2 SOVIET-ERA FIGHTER PLANES FOUND ON N. KOREA SHIP

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    PANAMA CITY, Panama: Panamanian authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba. The supersonic jets were found alongside missile and other weapons parts concealed in a shipment of sugar, in what could constitute a violation of tough UN sanctions on Pyongyang. Cuba has claimed the shipment, intercepted earlier this month, consists of “obsolete” weapons it was sending to North Korea to be refurbished and returned. UN sanctions experts plan to travel to Panama to inspect the shipment on August 5.

    AFP

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