The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has deployed its Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta to support sanctions on North Korea as part of Operation ARGOS.

The periodic deployment reinforces Australia’s commitment to support the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.

Australia’s Operation ARGOS will further support the international community’s efforts to stand against North Korea until it takes definitive steps towards denuclearisation.

During the deployment, the Anzac-class warship will keep a track of various activities sanctioned for North Korea, including illegal ship-to-ship transfer of sanctioned goods, exports of coal and imports of refined petroleum and crude oil.

It is the eighth time that a RAN vessel has taken part in the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Operation ARGOS.

ADF Deputy Chief Joint Operations air vice-marshal Michael Kitcher said: “Alongside Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the US, who all conduct national operations in support of the UN in a similar manner to Australia, we are demonstrating our commitment to enforcing UNSC sanctions against North Korea.

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“Australia is committed to upholding the UNSC resolutions on North Korea in support of the international community’s goal of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.

“This will mark the eighth time an Australian warship takes part in Operation ARGOS.”

Under each deployment, Australia assigns a different set of assets and personnel to take part in the operation.

It also includes Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, that is undertaking this operation since 2018.

In 2019, the RAN deployed its Anzac-class ship HMAS Parramatta to sustain and ensure regional stability and security in the Korean Peninsula region, as part of the Operation ARGOS.