Pentagon: U.S. hopes to increase pressure on Pyongyang in response to the oil shipment to the DPRK
NEW YORK, December 29. /TASS/. A response to the continued supply of oil to the DPRK in violation of UN security Council sanctions should be increasing pressure on Pyongyang from the international community. The hope that was expressed on Friday on air of TV channel Fox News the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis.
He was asked to comment on reports of the pumping of oil from Chinese ships on ships of the DPRK in the open sea. “I believe that [in response] we will see increased pressure,” — said the Pentagon chief.
He made it clear that the United States is not inclined to impose to China and other countries, what measures to take to ensure compliance with the embargo on deliveries of oil products to the DPRK.
“In what form or operation, to clothe with that pressure, will determine the competent [authorities] governments [the relevant countries]. Obviously, if the leadership detects that the port went vessel conducting trade in violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council, it [the manual] should fulfill its commitments,” continued Mattis. According to him, “until now, States have treated these obligations seriously.”
On Friday the Agency Yonhap reported that October 19, tanker for transport of oil and chemicals Lighthouse Winmore, coming under the flag of Hong Kong, pumped into the open sea 600 tons of oil products on the other four tankers for delivery in North Korea. One of these vessels, according to the Agency, went under the flag of Korea. 24 Nov Lighthouse Winmore was detained and inspected by the customs of South Korea in the port of Yeosu.