A journalist sits near the North Korean cargo ship Mu Du Bong, anchored in the port of Tuxpan, Mexico. Despite North Korea's protests, a panel of experts that monitors sanctions against Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile programs asked the Mexican government not to release the boat. (AP/Felix Marquez)
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US Seeks UN Permission To Board, Capture North Korean Ships

The US plan is to militarily board North Korean ships, and officials are conceding that’s almost certainly a recipe for military confrontation.