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N Korea at crossroads

North Korean ship suspected of illicit cargo transfer at sea

Japan reports eighth sighting to the UN ahead of Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang

TOKYO -- A North Korean tanker recently made what appeared to be a liquid cargo transfer in the East China Sea, a suspected violation of international sanctions, Japan's Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The sighting comes as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to visit North Korea in hopes of shedding more light on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, which leader Kim Jong Un has promised to renounce, but reports suggest is actually being expanded.

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