Canada said Thursday it will deploy military aircraft to Japan to support implementation of UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea.
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand announced the deployment of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 Aurora.
The Canadian government said the aircraft would monitor, for about six weeks, maritime activities to evade suspected sanctions, in particular ship-to-ship transfers of fuel and other goods prohibited by the Security Council.
North Korea has been under sanctions from the United Nations since 2006 because of its nuclear and missile programmes.
Over the past several years, the Security Council has been divided on how to deal with Pyongyang. Russia and China, which have veto power, said
(Veto) Along with the United States, Britain and France, more sanctions will not help and they want to ease such measures.