United States sanctions Chinese companies for violating embargoes on North Korea

by Garry Watts March 23, 2019, 1:25
United States sanctions Chinese companies for violating embargoes on North Korea

"We want to monitor the situation for a bit longer and respond to the developments, instead of making predictions or premature judgments", Chun said. -North Korea summit in Vietnam collapsed due to disputes over US -led sanctions on the nuclear-armed North.

In an article published in February, Reuters cited two witnesses as saying the Tantal transferred fuel to a North Korean vessel at sea at least four times between October 2017 and May 2018.

North Korea said it was withdrawing its staff under instructions from unspecified "higher-level authorities", according to a Unification Ministry statement.

"The United States and our like-minded partners remain committed to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea and believe that the full implementation of North Korea-related U.N. Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

The Treasury Department, in coordination with the State Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, also updated a North Korea shipping advisory, adding dozens of vessels thought to be doing ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean tankers or exported North Korean coal in violation of sanctions. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.

South Korea's Vice Minister of Unification Chun Hae-sung said at a press conference Friday that the South regards the withdrawal "as very sad and unfortunate", CNN reported.

It was not clear whether North Korea's move would be permanent
It was not clear whether North Korea's move would be permanent

North Korea has pulled out its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office, according to the South Korean officials, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un's summit with US President Donald Trump ended without agreement.

North Korea has abruptly withdrawn from a joint liaison office near the demilitarized zone with South Korea.

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Kaesong is also the location of a now-shuttered factory complex that was jointly run by the two Koreas.

It was the first such step since a second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi broke down over conflicting demands by the North for relief from sanctions and from the United States for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. Ltd. for using deceptive methods to circumvent worldwide and USA sanctions and the US commitment to implementing existing U.N. Security Council resolutions.

North Korean state media have recently demanded that South Korea distance itself from the USA and resume joint economic projects that have been held back by the US -led sanctions against the North.

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