The United States Navy is shadowing a North Korean vessel suspected of carrying weapons and possibly nuclear material. The much vaunted United Nations resolution which permits the interdiction and boarding of North Korean vessels suspected of the proliferation of nuclear arms does not— NOT ALLOW boarding without PERMISSION of North Korea!
Another supremely UN-useful resolution from the U.N. We can’t board without their permission? I’m sure that permission will be forthcoming in the event the ship is carrying nuclear material.
If the U.S. Navy does board, we are all on our own again as usual.