China and Russia on July 19 delayed a US bid to the 15-member United Nations Security Council to halt refined petroleum exports to North Korea, asking for more detail on a US accusation that Pyongyang breached sanctions, Reuters reported.

Transporting refined petroleum products to North Korea via ship-to-ship transfers is reportedly continuing despite UN sanctions. Last week, the US told the UN that as of May 30, there had been 89 illicit ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products t...


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