UK says it has evidence sanctions against N. Korea breached

TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – The United Kingdom announced on Sunday that it has proof of ships from nations apparently breaching UN sanctions against North Korea which ban the sale of fuel to the country.

Britain announced on Sunday it had collected proof of a number of ships from varied nationalities apparently breaching United Nations sanctions against North Korea which ban the sale of gasoline to the nation, Reuters said.

British frigate HMS Richmond has been collaborating in UN sanctions enforcement operations within the area.

“HMS Richmond’s deployment within the East China Sea recognized ships appearing in suspected breach of UN sanctions and tracked vessels which had beforehand not been flagged to the Enforcement Coordination Cell,” Defence minister Ben Wallace mentioned in an announcement.

The assertion didn’t element these considered in breach of the sanctions, however, mentioned “a number of ships of varied nationalities” had been recognized.

North Korea is below strict worldwide sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Talks geared toward persuading Pyongyang to surrender these weapons in return for lifting sanctions have been stalled.

Earlier this month, a US-based analysis group mentioned in a report that smugglers suspected of evading sanctions on North Korea have turned to schemes to create fraudulent identities for sanctioned ships.


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