Sunday, December 31, 2017

South Korea Seizes A Second Ship That Is Suspected Of Violating Sanctions On North Korea

Reuters: South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday.

The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations steps up efforts to squeeze essential oil supplies to the reclusive North following its nuclear or ballistic missile tests.

The ship, KOTI, was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, the official told Reuters, without elaborating, due to the sensitivity of the issue. The port is on the west coast, south of Incheon.

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WNU Editor: With this second seizure, the South Koreans are clearly telling everyone that they are serious when it comes to sanctions enforcement.

More News On South Korea Seizing A Second Ship Suspected Of Violating Sanctions On North Korea

South Korea seizes second ship amid North Korea sanctions row -- CNN
South Korea Said to Seize Ship Suspected of Oil Transfers -- Bloomberg
North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row -- BBC News
South Korea seizes 2nd ship suspected of oil trade with North -- RT


Bob Huntley said...

How to plant an explosive device in a South Korean port.

Anonymous said...

Bob, absolutely right. Plus you could always say "now that you've confiscated another shipment I declare war. .." BIOM..south Korea out of the war... helicopter flies by, camera zooms out. ..title appears to slow walking, cigar smoking fullscreen of KimjongUn, "the man with the golden bomb". Nork female soldiers dance in line, music blares. .. I dig where you're coming from^^
Who'd play the agent that stops all that? Or maybe go comedy and a Trumpian character saves the day? :)

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