Trump Warns China - "No Friendly Solution" If They Keep Cheating On Korean Oil Exports

President Trump took aim at President Xi this morning in a very clear tweeted warning that  follows US spy satellite evidence that showed China allowing oil exports to North Korea.

Trump exclaimed "caught red-handed" and said he was "very disappointed" by China's actions. Perhaps more notable is that he explained "there's no friendly solution" if this continues...

As a reminder, this is what President Trump is upset about, 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?


Anteater troubadourcapital Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:01 Permalink

Trump has a China $4B hotel:casino deal in the works since he met with Xi on his supposed Asian 'diplomatic tour' (e.g. doing private business deals). He's being held up by the Chinese land zoning and gaming commissions, since Trump's hotel:casino record includes both crooked development schemes and outright money-laundering. So Trump is doing what mafiya thugs always do...turn the screws, break things, threaten violence. Sad.

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Dilluminati Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

Chicoms cheating.

Time to get tough and arm Taiwan.

That our build our own freaking island and banish Hillary and the Clinton Crime Family there so they are more comfortable with their kind

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Dark star Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:53 Permalink

What these pictures prove is that surveillance pictures of this quality are only publicised when they verify what the US Government wants verified.

We can safely assume therefore that there were no pictures published of the MH 17 tragedy because they did not back up the US Government's lies blaming Russia.

The Ukrainians did it.  It was obvious from the start.

rwe2late Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:06 Permalink

 Meanwhile, in other news

The US conducts an illegal invasion and occupation in Syria,

illegally supplies weapons to "terrorists", supplies weapons to

its client Kiev coup government in defiance of Minsk accords,

turns a hypocritical blind eye to its Afghan /CIA/Kosovo drug enterprise,

and assists Saudi Arabia in a genocidal attack on Yemen.


But let's worry about a little bit of oil being transferred on the high seas

by smugglers. Freeze the North Korean civilian population in winter! 

That will convince the Kim government to "Gaddafi" themselves.

Deep Snorkeler Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:23 Permalink


Obsessed with Hitlerite ultimatums,

and childish bluster, he pilots America

into isolation and endless self-imposed

problems. No child is saved by this.


Ausonius Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:17 Permalink



(Anyone paying attention to Communist behavior in the last 100 years would believe it!)

RDouglas Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

Who better to preside over the last moments of American Empire. When the whole shit house goes up in flames, do you think they will televise Donnies hanging?

Alexander De Large Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:48 Permalink

"Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!"

Lol, aw shut up and leave the Chinese alone, Trump.  Stop trying to sound tough for your idiotic base.

They're the same morons whining about regulations on a blog that laments a lack of financial regulations in a free market economy.  They are stupid, and richly deserve to die choking on cat food in an abandoned warehouse basement during a snowstorm lol

"Caught red handed!" Man, nobody gives a fuck about being caught by the US anymore.  It's every man for himself out here now.