The US is frustrated by North Korea’s continuing violation of UN sanctions by using rogue vessels to import and export banned cargo, sometimes transferring the cargo at sea.
- Mark J. Valencia
- Eurasia Review
So it wants to interdict suspect vessels on the high seas using force if necessary.
The problem is that doing so without the consent of the flag state would violate the international law of the sea.
John Bolton, the US National Security Advisor is taking the lead on this.
He is well suited for the task.
He seems to have little regard for international law, especially when it…