A report sent to the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee for North Korea accuses Pyongyang of violating a United Nations set of United Nations Fuel Imports by performing dozens of maritime transfers, which violate international sanctions. The details of the report were described by CNN and others by a UN Security Council diplomat with knowledge of the results.
The United States complaint about North Korean smuggling came one day after President Donald Trump said he received another "beautiful letter" from North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. The White House is interested in a third summit between the two leaders.
They said the permitted annual cap of 500,000 barrels of imported fuel has been exceeded by North Korea. The report, according to the diplomat, said at least eight illegal ships that happen transfers have occurred with North Korean flagged tankers. The diplomat said there were 72 cases of offenses that were also tracked.
The diplomat gave North Korea a "F" degree for the implementation of sanction fuel imports.
The diplomat added: "The DPRK not only bypasses the petroleum ban, it has systematically bypassed it throughout the year and systematically bypasses it this year, and it will basically have achieved the same amount of refined petroleum smuggled into North Korea as it did last year. . "
The United States compiled the report but merged with 26 other countries to ask the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee for North Korea to establish that the fuel tank was broken and to ask all UN countries to stop any future petroleum transfers to North Korea.
The issue of illegal shipments from ships at sea is not new.
It was reported by the Sanctions Committee's panel of experts and quoted "a huge increase in illegal ships to transmit petroleum product and coal transfers." But Washington is attempting to take action blocked by Russia and China.
The diplomat said he believes China and Russia might be more open n ow, because the United States moved early to shorten Moscow and Beijing with more evidence and acted in a "more cooperative tone". The United States does not say it wants more sanctions against North Korea but believes it is important to stop these illegal fuel deliveries so that they will not happen again.
The diplomat said that a ban on coal and iron ore transport works well.
According to the sanctions rules, countries must report the monthly sale of petroleum refined products to the committee. Previously, the former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia of cheating, which Moscow denied.