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China denies improper North Korea oil supplies after Trump criticism

China denies improper North Korea oil supplies after Trump criticism”

South Korea said it had obtained intelligence showing the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore transferring as much as 600 tonnes of refined petroleum products to a North Korea-flagged ship, the Sam Jong II, on October 19 in worldwide waters between China and the Korean peninsula.

Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been "caught" allowing oil into North Korea and that would prevent "a friendly solution" to the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme.

"There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!"

The US president later told the New York Times that he saw a report on the situation on Fox News that morning.

China has denied its vessels have traded with North Korean ships, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying saying this week Beijing has been "comprehensively, accurately, faithfully and strictly implementing" United Nations resolutions on North Korea.

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, citing government sources in Seoul, reported earlier this week that U.S. satellites had spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels dozens of times since October.

The ship's 25 crew members - 23 of them Chinese nationals and two from Myanmar - are being held at Yeosu but will be allowed to leave South Korea after authorities are finished investigating them, the official said.

"China is actually more afraid of North Korea than America", Kazianis said, citing Chinese concerns about instability or collapse in North Korea if sanctions were fully applied.

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The U.S. says the full cooperation of China, North Korea's neighbor and main trading partner, is vital to the success of efforts to rein in North Korea, while warning that all options are on the table, including military ones, in dealing with it.

Even though the Sam Jong 2 was not among the four banned vessels, it appears on a list of six other ships suspected of transporting illicit cargo, along with the Lighthouse Winmore. South Korea officially impounded the oil tanker after the United Nations Security Council adopted on December 22 tougher sanctions regarding oil sale to North Korea.

The Treasury Department identified the North Korean ship in the photos as Rye Song Gang 1. "We will never allow Chinese citizens and enterprises to engage in activities that violate Security Council resolutions".

It also caps crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year and commits the Security Council to further cuts if North Korea conducts another nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test.

An official of the US State Department said the US government was aware of vessels engaged in such activity involving refined petroleum and coal.

"The actions taken will be reported to the UNSC sanctions committee on North Korea in the future", they were quoted by Yonhap as saying.

Huh must have been searched many times on his way to the city just across the border from China, but it was not known how he was able to hide the poison, according to the source.

Instead of going to Taiwan, however, the vessel transferred the petroleum to a North Korean ship, the Sam Jong 2, and three other non-North Korean vessels in worldwide waters in the East China Sea, they said.



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