US Spy Satellites Catch Chinese Ships Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea

According to South Korea's Chosun Ilbo, U.S. recon satellites have photographed around 30 illegal transactions involving Chinese vessels selling oil to North Korea on the West Sea in October. The images allegedly showed large Chinese and North Korean ships transacting in oil in a part of the West Sea closer to China than South Korea. The satellite pictures even showed the names of the ships.

A government source said, “We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products.”  Meanwhile, on paper, China’s trade with North has recently collapsed after U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of sanctions in September targeting North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products.

Back in November, the US. Treasury Department sanctioned an additional six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their ships after the satellite pictures surfaced. In the above picture, the North Korean ship named Ryesonggang 1, was easily identified and connected to the illegal sale of oil from China.

According to Chosun Media, "the department noted that the two ships appeared to be illegally trading in oil from ship to ship to bypass sanctions."

Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is forbidden in UNSC Resolution 2375 adopted in September, but such violations are nearly impossible to detect unless China aggressively cracks down on smuggling.   

Last month, the Communist Party spokespeople slammed new US sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Koreans, calling them “wrong”. At this point, it’s still unknown if the Chinese government is turning a blind eye to the illegal open sea transactions with North Korea, but as of today it seems as a blatant snub to the Trump administration.

Meanwhile, as President Trump and the US celebrate last week’s latest round of new sanctions for North Korea at the UN, the likelihood of illegal smuggling routes between the two countries will surely expand. The question then is with all diplomatic avenues exhausted and China violating a UNSC resolution, what happens next?

Comments

shitshitshit wren Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:47 Permalink

Americanos have a lot of chutzpah knowing that almost every nation on earth told them to fuck off not a week ago. These sore assholes really think the world will rally behind them for their immoral blockade on north Korea. Who do they think they are? Do they realize the possibility that this has been organized by China to show them the finger publicly? The day of reckoning will come when these Kanada homos will rally mother Russia. 

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stacking12321 07564111 Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:28 Permalink

"Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is forbidden in UNSC Resolution 2375"the UN and the USA do not have any right to tell others what they commerce they can engage in, in international waters, and to attempt to force others to their will, would be an act of piracy.but, that's what it has come to, hasn't it?the pirate and mafia empire of the usa, UN, EU, and the so-called "civilized" world, are in fact a gang of pirates and thugs. 

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bluez TMac2000 Wed, 12/27/2017 - 06:47 Permalink

To what nefarious purpose might those evil NorKors put that oil? Maybe to keep warm in the frozen winter? What right do they have to keep warm when the ruthlessly benevolent almighty UN mandates that they must freeze their toes off? Who the hell are they to sneak in oil to keep their toes warm when the all-righteous UN declares that they must freeze? The nerve!

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fx ShrimpinAin'tEasy Wed, 12/27/2017 - 02:59 Permalink

Of course, providing anti-tank missiles and all sorts of modern weapons to islamist terrorists, including the IS and al-qaeda, is perfectly fine becausea) the USofA does it andb) no explicit sanctions were imposed on al qaeda and the IS yet.LOL.these mofos in DC andf elsewhere are so uneblievable hyacrites and a44holes.the world will be a better place without all the clowns, be them DEms or Rewps and of course without the entire deep shit

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shitshitshit Zero Point Wed, 12/27/2017 - 02:45 Permalink

 you seem to be very actively involved with Americano/isreali/chicks dicks, taking flicks of you perpetrating being simultaneously penetrated in each of your gender neutral love orifices to make such surprising not recommendations. It shouldn't come as a surprise to see that you think everyone equals you in  your whole whoring abilities. Alas it's not the case, and never will be. Go get yourself some real education, and maybe you'll discover some squandered talent in you, which should give you confidence in your future my little assassinated  Mozart friend. This will be possible only when you renege on the Bolshevik teachings that were forced upon you since your perverted childhood. Have faith, God has mercy and Jesus loves you. 

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shitshitshit Zero Point Wed, 12/27/2017 - 03:42 Permalink

Oh I see you're having visions too. Enjoy your democracy, beautiful egalitarian gender neutral tent cities, roaring economy and bush fires in commiefornia, while lecturing the rest of the world about whatever makes you so proud and exceptional. So typical of Americano cowboys. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ps: methinks you've got too many imaginary friends and voices in your head. Don't forget to take your pills tonight before sleeping. Pps: I am not Chinese. 

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