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Here's How North Korea Has Reportedly Avoided Coal And Oil Sanctions

The United Nations has heavily restricted the sale of crude oil and petroleum goods to North Korea.
Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 07, 2018

North Korean ships were able to work around sanctions and raise $200 million selling banned goods like coal, according to a United Nations report.

The report says North Korean ships claimed to be transporting coal from countries like Russia or China instead of Korea.

North Koreans also reportedly engaged in ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products. The United Nations has heavily restricted the sale of crude oil and petroleum goods to North Korea.

That raises the question as to whether Chinese or Russian leaders are aware of North Korean efforts to skirt sanctions. Both countries say they abide by sanctions against North Korea.