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South Korea Seizes Ship Suspected Of Transferring Oil To North Korea

Shipping oil to Pyongyang is in direct defiance of international sanctions.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in defiance of international sanctions, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.

The vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, transferred refined petroleum products to a North Korean ship in international waters in late October, the official told Reuters.

The United States proposed blacklisting the Hong Kong-flagged ship to the U.N. Security Council for circumventing sanctions slapped on North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs, documents seen by Reuters this month showed.

Members of the UN Security Council voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on December 22, 2017. The new sanctions inclu
Members of the UN Security Council voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on December 22, 2017. The new sanctions include sharply cutting limits on its imports of refined oil.
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