Robert Menendez

US Senator for New Jersey
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Chairman Menendez Statement on Cuban Weapon Transfers to North Korea

July 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the transfer of weapons systems by Cuba to North Korea. The statement follows:

“The shipment of weapons systems by the Cuban government to the government of North Korea is a grave violation of international treaties. Weapons transfers from one communist regime to another hidden under sacks of sugar are not accidental occurrences, and reinforces the necessity that Cuba remain on the State Department’s list of countries that sponsor state terrorism. In addition to possible violations of Panamanian law, the shipment almost certainly violated United Nations Security Council sanctions on shipments of weapons to North Korea and as such, I call on the Obama Administration to submit this case to the U.N. Security Council for review.”

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