US warns Hong Kong on illicit North Korea trade

US warns Hong Kong on illicit North Korea tradeA senior United States official warned Hong Kong authorities Wednesday they must stop the city being used as a "safe harbour" for illicit trade with North Korea, in violation of United Nations sanctions. The warning came weeks after a Hong Kong-flagged ship was seized in South Korea for transferring oil products to another vessel. The UN -- at the urging of the US -- has imposed a series of sanctions against North Korea aimed at tightening the economic screws on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programme.




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