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Chinese tankers suspected of selling oil to North Korea

Chinese ships have transferred oil to vessels from the sanctioned regime in North Korea more than 30 times since October, report South Korean diplomats.

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According to South Korean public officials, Chinese vessels have delivered oil to North Korea despite UN sanctions against the regime. Their statements suggest that this has happened over 30 times since October.

"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," says an unnamed government source in South Korea to the media Chosun Ilbo.

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