'Caught red handed', tweets Donald Trump over China selling oil to N. Korea video
Washington : The United States of America President Donald Trump shared his disappointment over a video showing China selling oil to North Korea ‘illegally’. He said that if such things continued, there would not be a friendly solution to the problem.
“Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!” he wrote on Twitter.
Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
The images captured from spy satellites were released by the US Department of Treasury, showing over 30 illegal transactions of oil between China and North Korea since October.
The United Nations Security Council had imposed sanctions on North Korea, barring the country from importing natural gas and limiting its import of crude oil after Kim Jong Un regime test-fired ICBMs.
North Korea heavily depends on China to fulfill oil needs and on official records this is the second month China has not supplied oil to the North Korea.
Reacting over the images, China claimed that they were not aware of such happenings. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Chinese government was enforcing Security Council resolutions to discourage the North Korean regime from its Nuclear and missile projects.