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Two tankers seized in South Korea

South Korean authorities confirm the detention of tanker vessels suspected of delivering oil to North Korea, reports Reuters and other media.

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South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged tanker vessel suspected of having delivered oil to sanctioned North Korea. This marks the second vessel seized by South Korean authorities, reports Reuters.

South Korea and the US have in recent days informed that there are many cases of oil deliveries taking place at open sea in violation of the UN sanctions imposed on North Korea, and that this oil has been delivered by, among others, Chinese vessels. However, the Chinese authorities deny the latter claim.

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