I just wanted to show everyone what was left of that news report once I had cut away the face saving pleasentries.
Incidently,I have found no mention of Nitric Acid anywhere Here on CNN,BBC,or C4 or the Times online.If someone could supply a link I'd be happy.
PS.I have only cut not added apart from something in brackets.
Dec. 11 ó The United States has decided to release a North Korean ship that carried Scud-type missiles destined for Yemen, a senior U.S.
administration official said Wednesday. Yemen had protested the high-seas seizure by Spanish and U.S. forces and demanded the release of the cargo,
which it said was intended for the countryís military
THE DECISION followed high-level communication between the United States and Yemen,
According to the official Yemeni news agency, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by telephone that
the crew had returned to the ship and that the weapons cargo was headed to his country.
Also, Vice President Dick Cheney told Saleh the United States had agreed to release the vessel because its cargo was Legal
, the SABA
news agency said.
However, the incident has strained relations between the two nations.
The United States has no choice under international law but to release the weapons.
On Wednesday, Yemenís foreign minister, Abu Bakr al-Kerbi, summoned U.S. Ambassador Edmund J. Hull to protest the seizure. The U.S. Embassy had
ěThe minister informed the ambassador that the shipment was bound to Yemen and that the missiles were only to be used in defensive purposes,î a
Yemeni official told the Associated Press.
A statement run by SABA said Yemen stressed the importance of the return of the shipment to the Yemeni government.
Yemen also sent a formal protest to Spain, whose warships intercepted the North Korean vessel.
The ship was stopped off the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, and U.S. officials said it was carrying a dozen short- to medium-range missiles,
similar to the Scud missiles as well as missile parts.
One Yemeni official told the Associated Press that the United States knew about the weapons shipment and that it was heading from North Korea to
The freighterís manifest did not list missiles, instead declaring the ship was carrying cement.((nb This is a lie the manifest declared weapons)
The said the ship, while owned by North Korea, was registered in Cambodia.
It was unclear precisely what missiles were aboard the seized vessel.