China Resists US Efforts to Blacklist Ships Through UN

03 January, 2018, 01:24 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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The claims appeared Wednesday in the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, which cited South Korean government sources saying USA reconnaissance captured Chinese ships secretly providing oil to their North Korean counterparts about 30 times since October.

In The New York Times interview, Trump explicitly tied his administration's trade policy with China to the country's perceived cooperation in resolving the North Korea nuclear crisis.

The transfers in October and November indicate that smuggling from Russian Federation to North Korea has evolved to loading cargoes at sea since Reuters reported in September that North Korean ships were sailing directly from Russian Federation to their homeland.

"US and South Korean media believe these photos prove China violated U.N. Security Council resolutions to transfer oil to North Korea, but even in the reports it is unclear where the vessels come from or whom they belong to", The Global Times wrote Friday. The sources say that the transfers of fuel violate United Nations sanctions.

The U.S. Treasury Department last month sanctioned six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their vessels, and published photos of what it said was a North Korean vessel on 19 October possibly transferring oil to evade sanctions.

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

Crew members from the vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, are being questioned about allegedly transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum products in worldwide waters after leaving the South Korean port of Yeosu.

China has denied that it's selling oil to North Korea in defiance of United Nations regulations.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's nuclear program has led to United Nations sanctions including ones on oil.

Reuters could not independently verify the transfer as ship tracking data showed that the Sam Ma 2 had turned off its transponder from the start of August.

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When contacted a second time, Guk said the vessel did not have any contacts with North Korean ships and that he would not answer further questions.

Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED", adding he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea". In September, Reuters reported a number of North Korean ships fueled up directly from Russian Federation and sailed the product back to their country by lying about where the cargo would be delivered.

According to documents seen by Reuters this month, the United States had proposed that the UN Security Council blacklist 10 ships for illicit trade with North Korea.

A December report from the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington think tank focused on nuclear nonproliferation, found that a whopping 49 countries have violated UN Security Council sanctions imposed on North Korea between March 2014 and September 2017.

China's denial came a day after it blocked a U.S. effort at the United Nations to blacklist six ships Washington believes had engaged in illicit trade with North Korea, a UN Security Council diplomat said.

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Three North Korean ships among the 10 were blacklisted, along with a Panama-registered vessel.

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