July 04, 2022 13:38
South Korean and U.S. special forces have recently conducted joint search and seizure training as part of the U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC).
The drill sends a warning message to countries supporting North Korea like China and Russia, which are suspected of abetting smuggling to and from North Korea.
According to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, a South Korean UDT/SEAL team and U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted the training on June 30 aimed at interdicting, searching and seizing ships by hostile countries, terrorist groups or pirates.
Special troops from the two countries also practiced searching and seizing North Korean ships on June 2-4.
Meanwhile, Brian Nelson, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, visited the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas during his trip to South Korea on June 27-29.
He tweeted last Friday the Treasury is "committed to using our tools to target financial flows" into North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
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