Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hold a joint press conference after a meeting of foreign ministers from 20 countries in Vancouver on January 16. Photo: Kyodo

Dilemmas of intercepting North Korean ships highlighted by US rethink on freedom of navigation

Mark Valencia says recent negotiations in Vancouver over the interdiction of North Korean vessels show a difficult balance in stopping the trade of materials used in WMDs while respecting sovereign rights to legitimate use of waters

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hold a joint press conference after a meeting of foreign ministers from 20 countries in Vancouver on January 16. Photo: Kyodo
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