Cuba Admits to Sending Weapons to North Korea

Military equipment seized in Panama from North Korea-flagged ship (AP)

Military equipment seized in Panama from North Korea-flagged ship (AP)

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that it sent missiles and other military equipment to North Korea aboard a ship that was seized by Panamanian government authorities.

The military equipment included 240 metric tons of “obsolete defensive weapons,” including two anti-aircraft “complexes.”

The air defenses were descrsibed as “Volga,” the export version of the Soviet-era SA-2 surface-to-air missile systems, and the “Pechora,” the expert version of the SA-3.

Nine missiles, two Mig-21 aircraft, and 15 motors for the jet were included “to be repaired and returned to Cuba,” the statement said.

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