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Friday, December 29, 2017

Refueling North Korea? China or Russia?






   



  




Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!
CNN reported on the matter as Trump enjoyed yet another day of fun and golf in south Florida.
This afternoon Reuters reported Russian tankers have been oberved refueling North Korean vessels in the North Sea.  Linked here
"Russian vessels have made ship-to-ship transfers of petrochemicals to North Korean vessels on several occasions this year in breach of sanctions," the first security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. 
A second source, who independently confirmed the existence of the Russian ship-to-ship fuel trade with North Korea, said there was no evidence of Russian state involvement in the latest transfers. 
"There is no evidence that this is backed by the Russian state but these Russian vessels are giving a lifeline to the North Koreans," the second European security source said.
The two security sources cited naval intelligence and satellite imagery of the vessels operating out of Russian Far Eastern ports on the Pacific but declined to disclose further details to Reuters, saying it was classified.
The Reuters's piece was posted at 5:15PM.  

Do you find it intriguing Trump hasn't posted a tweet regarding the Reuters's report?


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