North Korea Has Breached Oil Import Limit, U.S. Tells UN

Bloomberg Quint | Jun 12, 2019 at 5:01 AM
  • The U.S. and its allies accused North Korea of importing more petroleum so far this year than allowed under United Nations sanctions.
  • After a series of missile launches and nuclear weapons tests by North Korea in 2017, the UN Security Council imposed three rounds of sanctions on Pyongyang, including oil-import restrictions.
  • In the report sent to the council on Tuesday, the U.S. and Japan documented at least eight instances of ship-to-ship transfers this year in which “DPRK-flagged tankers received refined petroleum products from feeder tankers that have not been reported to the” UN Committee for its official accounting of North Korean imports.