WASHINGTON — The United States has set up a team of officials from concerned departments and agencies to ensure sanctions against North Korea are properly implemented, a senior U.S. government official said Friday.

The team, headed by former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg and comprising senior officials of the State, Defense and Treasury departments and the National Security Council, will discuss ways to steadily enforce the U.N. Security Council’s sanctions resolution, the official told reporters.

North Korean ship Kang Nam 1, suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction, is said to be sailing south of Hong Kong, and the new team is expected to focus on how and where to inspect the ship.

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