N. Korea flouted UN sanctions: report

North Korea has pressed ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes and continues to evade UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea, a UN report said on Friday.
In a 62-page report sent to the Security Council, the UN panel of experts also listed violations of a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, seafood and other products that generate millions of dollars in revenue for Kim Jong-un’s regime.
Pyongyang “has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and continued to defy Security Council resolutions through a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products, as well as through transfers of coal at sea during 2018,” said the report, seen by AFP.
The transfer of petroleum products to North Korean tankers at sea remains “a primary method of sanctions evasion”, involving 40 vessels and 130 associated companies, it added.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/n-korea-flouted-un-sanctions-report/article24606410.ece

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