China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism

December 29, 2017

China on Friday denied violating U.N.-imposed limits on oil supplies to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Beijing for allowing oil to reach the North.

Beijing has "completely and strictly" complied with sanctions meant to discourage leader Kim Jong Un's government from pursuing nuclear and missile technology, said a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying.

A South Korean newspaper said this week, citing unidentified officials, that ships believed to be Chinese transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea.

Trump said on Twitter he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea."

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