Friday, 29 December 2017

North Korea: South Korea seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer


South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of international sanctions.

Officials said the Lighthouse Winmore had secretly transferred 600 tonnes of refined oil to a North Korean ship.

A UN Security Council resolution bans ship-to-ship transfers of any goods destined for Pyongyang.

The revelations came as China denied claims by President Donald Trump it had allowed oil shipments to the North.

Graphic showing US images of ship-to-ship transfer attempt on 19 October 2017

BBC      News.

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