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A North Korean cargo ship believed to be heading to Myanmar with missile components aboard was intercepted by the U.S. Navy two weeks ago and sent back to its home port, The New York Times reports.

Citing several senior American officials, the Times says the vessel, the M/V Light, was tracked down by the USS McCampbell near Shanghai on May 26. The ship was registered in Belize, so the U.S. asked the Central American country for permission to go on board and was granted authority. However, the North Koreans refused to let the Americans board the vessel four times.

Fearing a possible firefight or being mistaken on their allegations, the U.S. decided not to board the ship by force.

Source: Reuters

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