Cuba Admits to Sending Weapons to North Korea

Cuba admitted Wednesday to supplying old Soviet-style weapons seized last week aboard a North Korean ship in the Panama Canal, but claimed they were only sending the weapons to North Korea for "repairs." The United Nations prohibits the supply of all weapons to North Korea. The Cuban foreign ministry said that the ship’s main cargo was 10,000 tons of sugar. The vessel, the Chong Chon Gang, left Russia in April and entered the canal in June, with Cuba as its stated destination, before disappearing off the radar. It resurfaced on July 11 before being searched a day later.