Skip to comments.Libya halts North Korean-flagged tanker loaded with rebel oil
Posted on 03/10/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT by mojito
Benghazi Libyan authorities stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker as it left a rebel-held port on Monday with an "illegal" shipment of crude, a military source said.
Former rebels calling for autonomy for eastern Libya have been blockading the port of Al-Sidra and other key export terminals in the region since July last year.
On Saturday, they began loading crude onto the North Korean-flagged Morning Glory which docked in Al-Sidra.
On Monday, the navy intercepted the ship as it left the terminal with orders to escort it "towards a port controlled by the state," a military source told AFP on condition of anonymity
The country's highest political authority, the General National Congress, confirmed the interception, Libyan broadcaster Al-Nabaa reported.
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I wonder how much the North Koreans paid for the oil.
Standby for an attack on Tripoli in response to this action. The US did such a good job in turning Libya into a failed state.
So will the NK invasion force have to drive or will they have to row?
I heard they’re flying Air Koryo. They fly coach.
I thought they were too busy invading the US. God they mucked up the Red Dawn retro.
I hold no brief for the current government of Libya (whatever it might be), but it’s so good to see someone stand up to the Norks. This is something the USA will never do again, because it’s a “foreign implant” that shouldn’t even exist (according to our current Left).
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