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American satellites, allegedly, catch, China sell oil to NKorea
Fox-News-foreign-policy-analyst Kiron Skinner reacts to the alleged illegal activity.
Minister of defense of Jim Mattis, he says, the world will think to exercise “increased pressure” on North Korea in the coming months after the recent maritime incidents in the waters in the vicinity of China and the controversial development of its nuclear weapons program.
South Korea said on Friday that it audited, a Hong Kong-flagged ship for allegedly & infringing N. security Council sanctions by providing oil on a North Korean ship in October.
“I think you will see increased pressure,” Mattis told Fox News on Friday. “What is the form that the pressure is increasing in terms of the physical processes is something that is determined by the knowledge of governments. Of course, if a government finds that there is a ship in your port is the implementation of trade, which was forbidden under the U. N. security Council resolution, then you have an obligation, and as far as we have seen, Nations are beginning to take seriously this commitment.”
Mattis also told Fox News that “nothing impresses me”, when asked about the development of North Korea’s missile program.
An official from Seoul’s foreign Ministry told the Associated Press on Friday that the Hong Kong-flagged ship in the October incident, the lighthouse Winmore, is believed to have transferred to 600 tons of refined petroleum products to the North Korean ship in international waters. Oct. 19 after leaving the South Korean port city of Yeosu.
The official South Korea says African authorities on Board the ship and interviewed the crew members after their return to Yeosu on Oct. 24.
Fox News reported on Thursday that U.S. spy satellites have reportedly captured photos of Chinese ships illegally sell oil to North Korean boats some 30 times since October.
Satellite images released by the US Department of Treasury, appeared to show, ships from both countries reported that illegal trade in oil in the West lake, The Chosun Ilbo on Tuesday citing South Korean government sources.
“Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China allows it to go oil in North Korea. There will never be an amicable solution to the North Korea problem, if this were to happen.” President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, while on a vacation in Florida.
The U.S. Treasury Department in November, North Korean Maritime Administration and the transport Ministry, in addition to six North Korean shipping and trade companies, and 20 of their vessels sanctioned to block in an effort by the rogue regime of the Transport networks.
North Korea, the Import of natural gas was locked in September by the security Council of the United Nations and had its crude oil imports in response to Kim Jong-Un-nuclear-missile program.
While Russia exported oil to North Korea, China, the most important source of oil for the rogue nation is, according to Reuters. However, the country exported no oil products to the North during the month of November. It was not export according to reports, the second month in a row China, diesel or gasoline to North Korea.
Chinese foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: “the Chinese government has completely and exclusively to the enforcement of the resolutions of the security Council” to deter North Korea from developing nuclear and missile technology.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson, Nicole, Darrah, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.