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South Korea Seizes Chinese Ship on Suspicion of Carrying Oil to North Korea, China Rejects Accusation

  • After the unanimous passage of UN Security Council resolution to ban ship-to-ship transfer of goods to North Korea, South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-registered ship on the suspicion that it was carrying oil for supply to North Korea. US President Donald Trump accused China of supplying petroleum to DPRK after the UN sanction. However, China refused the allegation swiftly. Reports say there is no evidence of Chinese involvement till now as the ship was leased by a Taiwanese company (Billions Bunker Group Corp.), though it was flagged from Hong Kong’s Lighthouse Winmore. Chinese government rejected the accusation by calling it non factual and baseless.