Instead of going to Taiwan, however, the vessel transferred 600 tonnes of oil to the North Korean vessel Sam Jong 2 in worldwide waters off China before returning to Yeosu, the customs service officials said.
The United States has also proposed that the United Nations Security Council blacklist 10 ships accused of illegally funnelling coal and refined petroleum from North Korea, an idea that China has resisted.
In September, Reuters reported that this year at least eight North Korean ships carrying fuel sailed from Russian Federation to North Korea despite officially declaring that they were headed to other destinations.
USA officials have not confirmed details of this report.
The US has asked the Security Council to blacklist all 10 vessels, but China objected to the proposal, diplomats said, and agreed only to blacklist four ships on Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether the Lighthouse Winmore was involved in the transactions shown in the Treasury Department images.
But instead, it transferred as much as 600 tons to the North Korea-flagged Sam Jong 2 on October 19 in worldwide waters between China and the Korean peninsula, on the order of its charterer, Billions Bunker Group Corp., based in Taiwan, the ministry official said.
The U.S. has repeatedly called China a pivotal player in the effort to convince North Korea to rein in its nuclear program and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
A source told the news agency there was no evidence that the transfers were state-sponsored but noted the transfers were nevertheless "giving a lifeline" to North Korea, which has faced global condemnation for its increasing belligerent behaviour.
According to the European security sources, the Vityaz conducted a ship-to-ship transfer with the North Korean Flagged Sam Ma 2 tanker in open seas during October.
As North Korea has hurled ballistic missiles over Japan, tested a hydrogen bomb and threatened Asian neighbours with annihilation, the United Nations has imposed a series of sanctions meant to weaken the nation's economy and punish its leadership.
She urged other countries to sever "all ties" with North Korea, including ceasing trade and expelling North Korean workers.
Washington says the full cooperation of China, North Korea's neighbour and main trading partner, is vital to the success of this effort, while warning that all options are on the table, including military ones, in dealing with North Korea.
The Hong Kong government said it was "liaising with the Korean parties concerned to obtain further information about the incident, and will take appropriate actions as necessary".
Like the U.S., China is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and has voted in favor of sanctions against North Korea, despite being its greatest traditional ally. Just before Trump ran with the claim on his personal Twitter account, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang immediately denied the us and South Korea's version of events, saying, "The situation you have mentioned absolutely does not exist".
The latest United Nations resolution seeks to ban almost 90 percent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea by capping them at 5,00,000 barrels a year.
Refiners have profited in recent months as the spread widened between United States crude and Brent futures prices. Strong OPEC compliance with the supply pact should lend support to prices, analysts said.
The Minnesota Vikings defense forces Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make crucial mistake causing safety. Elflein was held out of practice all week and, if the Vikings lock up a first-round bye, could have three weeks between games.
In the afternoon and evening, wind chills will stay below zero as actual temperatures range from the single digits to teens. Northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas are starting off the new year with bone-chilling temperatures Monday morning.
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Forecast models show the greatest impacts along the MT/ID state line including Lookout Pass and along the Rocky mountain front. Two to five-inches of snow are expected with heaviest snowfall generally in the vicinity and south of Interstate-80.
With this, the number of CRPF who were killed in the encounter has reached five including the one who suffered a heart attack. The CRPF camp also serves as training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in Kashmir.
The upside is that the " recommended posts " will neither flood your home feed not it will replace the existing posts. However, things have changed and Instagram users will now be viewing the content directly on their homepages.
Brainiac: 'Luciana is our first character that's really immersed in STEM, ' said Rebecca Dekuiper , a designer at American Girl. Last year, Gabriela McBride, the first African-American Girl of the Year, also debuted on " Good Morning America ".
The firm said that it used OLED for its new display because it does not involve additional cost to make. We now know that LG will kick things off with a showstopper 88-inch OLED television with an 8K display.
Rumors swirled around that Pence was an advocate of conversion therapy but this was denied by his spokesman. It appeared on a stone pillar in front of the house where Pence and his wife are staying this week.
In September, Trump issued an executive order that continued PACHA and 31 other advisory bodies through fall 2019. The firings came Wednesday, and numerous members still had time remaining on their terms.
Season's worst fog at IGI, over 200 flights hit
The day's average air quality index (AQI) was at 400, classified as "very poor" by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Dense fog engulfed the national capital region on New Year on Monday with the visibility dropping to zero.
Mighty Mayfield can't propel Oklahoma to win in Rose Bowl
Auburn was responsible for Georgia's only loss, a 40-17 defeat on November 11, but the Bulldogs avenged it in the SEC title game. OR scored 41 points in the secondhalf of the 2014 season's Rose Bowl semifinal against Florida State.
Supermoon to Mark First Day of 2018
According to space.com the supermoon also known as the "full wolf moon " will rise on Jan 1, and become full on Jan 2. It has been named this way because this was the time when hungry wolves howled at the Moon, according to Daily Mail.
Jon Gruden reached out to Rich Gannon as potential QB coach
An ownership source said owners might not be so quick to approve the deal, because they wouldn't want to establish a precedent. Gruden will have not been in the professional coaching ranks in almost a full decade by the time next season rolls around.
2017 at the Box Office
Taking the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row is " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ", bringing in an estimated $52 million . Walt Disney Studios has earned back the $4.06 billion cost to purchase Lucasfilm thanks to the new " Star Wars " films.
Two arrested for grisly family murder
Two people are being arraigned Saturday morning in the killing of two women and two children in Troy earlier this week. The Boys & Girls Club also set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Isaiah with living expenses and to pay for counseling .
Buccaneers To Retain Dirk Koetter For 2018
The Bucs have invested heavily in surrounding Winston with a supporting cast on offense at the expense of their defense. After a 9-7 record in 2016 and essentially the same personnel in place, the outlook for this season looked promising.