Posted on December 29, 2017
The revelations came as China denied claims by President Donald Trump it had allowed oil shipments to the North. On Thursday the US president tweeted he was “very disappointed” with China, which he said had been “caught red-handed”. He was responding to a South Korean report that suggested Chinese ships had been spotted selling oil to North Korean ships at sea in recent weeks. The Chinese government swiftly rejected the president’s claim, saying it was “not consistent with the facts”.