China and Russia “must immediately stop” delivering oil to North Korea, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley demanded this week in a report that her team filed with the United Nations Security Council.
The analysis by Haley’s team, obtained by the Washington Examiner, shows that the rogue regime has acquired more fuel in 2018 than the United Nations Security Council permits, thanks to at least 89 surreptitious transfers of fuel to North Korean vessels on the high seas.
“Ambassador Haley and [her] team submitted a report to the 1718 committee showing that the DPRK has breached the 2018 annual cap for refined petroleum products – in violation of UNSCR 2397,” a U.N. Security Council diplomat told the Washington Examiner.
Resolution 2397, which passed in December of 2017, stipulates that North Korea can import only 500,000 barrels of oil annually. But the regime, known formally as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has blown through that cap. North Korea’s access to “refined petroleum products” has been enhanced through dozens of illegal ship-to-ship transfers, according to U.S. analysis contained in a report to the council.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.