US asks UN Security Council to cut off oil products to North Korea

A confidential US report sent to a UN sanctions committee estimated that at least 759,793 barrels of oil products had been delivered to North Korea between January 1 and May 30.

Published: 12th July 2018 11:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 11:50 PM   |  A+A-

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is asking the UN Security Council to order an immediate halt to all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea after finding that Pyongyang had violated restrictions on those imports, according to documents seen by AFP today.

A confidential US report sent to a UN sanctions committee estimated that at least 759,793 barrels of oil products had been delivered to North Korea between January 1 and May 30, well above the annual quota set at 500,000 barrels.

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