Media: the United States demanded that China stop the import of petroleum products in North Korea

Media: the United States demanded that China stop the import of petroleum products in North Korea


The American side reported to its partners on a tripartite meeting on January 13 in Seoul between diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea, which discussed options for tough measures against North Korea.

TOKYO, 18 Jan. Ivan Zakharchenko. U.S. demanded China to stop shipments to the DPRK, oil products and import of North Korean anthracite as sanctions for a fourth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang on 6 January, according to the Japanese newspaper “Asahi”.

According to the publication, the U.S. side reported to its partners on a tripartite meeting on January 13 in Seoul between diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea, which discussed options for tough measures against North Korea.

At the request of the Americans, as noted by the “Asahi”, while China did not answer.

According to the newspaper, annually from China to the DPRK supplied at 400-500 thousand tons of oil products. In 2014 North Korea has supplied China with 15.5 million tons of anthracite (by 115.5 million dollars), which accounted for about 40% of the volume of all North Korean exports.

Currently considered the question of the adoption of anti-DPRK sanctions of the UN Security Council, which is necessary to enlist the support of Russia and China.

Also the number of countries discussing the introduction of restrictions on unilateral and multilateral levels.

Last week, North Korea condemned the attempt to adopt sanctions against it in response to a nuclear test, which Pyongyang considers a fair measure of self-defense against U.S. threats. Sanctions North Korea considers “provocative and hostile” actions.