The South Korean authorities stopped the second ship suspected of oil supplies to North Korea in violation of international sanctions imposed by the UN security Council on the pariah state. The tanker «Kochi», marching along the Panamanian flag, was detained off the coast Phentik-Dancin.
About it reports on Sunday, December 31, the news service of the BBC with reference to the representative of the customs authorities.
October 11, the South Korean news Agency Yonhap reported arrest of a Hong Kong tanker Lighthouse Winmore oil displacement 5.100 tons, the crew of which consisted of citizens of China and Burma. The ship spent in the port of Yeosu for four days, after which it was redirected to Taiwan. In November it returned to the port and in the waters of South Korea.
We will remind that last Friday the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea in response to another test of an Intercontinental ballistic missile «Hwaseong-15», held on 29 November.
In the framework of this action severely restricted the access of Pyongyang to petroleum products and crude oil, as well as immigration of labor.
«US, frightened by our great achievements in the field of nuclear energy, trying to stop us by increasingly tougher sanctions and increasing pressure on our country», – stated in the message of the foreign Ministry of North Korea.
«But we will continue to develop and strengthen our nuclear capabilities, aimed self-defence and the complete eradication of the nuclear threat and blackmail and hostilities from the United States by establishing a balance of power» – these words completes this text.