Taiwan releases North Korea oil smuggling suspect on bail
Taiwan releases North Korea oil smuggling suspect on bail
A newspaper claimed that Chinese vessels have been delivering oil to North Korea
07 January, 2018, 17:19
According to the newspaper, which quotes Asia-Pacific shipping records, at least several vessels are owned by Chinese companies, but are registered in third countries like Panama, Togo, the Marshall Islands, and Sierra Leone.
Song briefed North Korean officials on the party congress but in what was seen as a diplomatic snub by Pyongyang, he did not meet leader Kim Jong-un.
"If it is confirmed through investigation there are violations of Security Council resolutions, China will deal seriously with them in accordance with laws and regulations", Geng said at a regular news briefing.
"The will to enhance North-South relations must be backed up not by words, but by practical actions to foster inter-Korean reconciliation and unity, and reunification", it said.
Last month, South Korean authorities impounded the Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged tanker suspected of transferring fuel to a North Korean ship while in worldwide waters.
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In November, China, one of North Korea's top trading partners, exported no oil products to the isolated country, apparently going above and beyond the United Nations restrictions.
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Last week, South Korean authorities announced the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore was seized in November in the port of Yeosu. The new round of sanctions has intensified the economic sanctions regime, slashing the communist state's refined petroleum product imports and banning all remaining major exports.
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