North Korea Sneaking Oil With Secret Ship Transfers at Sea

By Serene Cheong and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s desire to squeeze Kim Jong Un’s regime risks being undermined by the furtive maneuvers of oil tankers at sea. The enforcement of international measures limiting sales to North Korea -- part of an effort to force Kim to abandon nuclear weapons -- is becoming near impossible because suppliers of illicit fuel are … [Read more...]

Taiwan Releases On Bail Suspect Behind Illicit North Korean Oil Transfer

TAIPEI, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A court in Taiwan has released on bail a man prosecutors allege to have made false declarations in the case of a Hong Kong-flagged tanker suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions. The man, surnamed Chen, said the vessel was bound for Hong Kong, despite knowing it was bound for international waters to … [Read more...]