Chinese citizen reportedly behind North Korean oil smuggling

Taiwan Presidential Election B Jan. 15 2016

Taiwan Presidential Election B Jan. 15 2016

They follow tightened Security Council penalties in the wake of a ballistic missile test by North Korea on November 29.

China will stop exporting the products, if and when the volume approaches the limit.

South Korean officials said they have seized another ship suspected of delivering oil products to North Korea in violation of, according to a report.

The article was published to mark the high-level meeting to be held on January 9 between representatives of North and South Korea, who have technically been at war for more than 65 years, Efe news agency reported.

Beijing has no information about operations of ships registered in other countries, said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang.

China is the North's main trading partner and energy supplier, making its enforcement measures critical to the success of sanctions.

Observers believe that the North could issue a response to Seoul's offer some time on Friday given that on Thursday South Korea and the USA agreed not to hold joint military exercises during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.


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.

North Korea is competing against Japan, China and South Korea in the E-1 Football Championship, which starts Friday.

The limit of crude exports in the one year period ending on December 22nd, 2018 will be set at 4 million barrels or 525,000 tons.

North Korean IOC member Chang Ung made the comment to reporters at Beijing's worldwide airport, Kyodo reported.

North Korea's participation in PyeongChang and a rapprochement between the two Koreas could contribute to easing the peninsular tensions that were raised throughout 2017 by Pyongyang's regular ballistic weapons tests and US President Donald Trump's belligerent rhetoric.

In September, North Korean businesses in China were ordered to close by this month, cutting off an important supply of foreign currency.

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