In the state Duma called the message about the transportation of coal from North Korea via Russia, «duck»

© AFP 2018 / Ed OpenType coal in the North Korean port of RajinIn the state Duma called the message about the transportation of coal from North Korea via Russia, «duck»© 2018 AFP / Ed Jones

The information that North Korea was carrying coal to South Korea and Japan via Russia, «duck», designed to discredit the foreign Ministry, said the Deputy of the state Duma Alexey Kornienko.

«It’s all check. Yes, you can not see it by sea as smuggled. Nevertheless, the same American and Western European satellites hanging over the Asia-Pacific region, a point traced all the way from Korea… I believe this is a pure lie,» said Kornienko in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The purpose of this lie, he believes, once again accusing Moscow of consistency in the decisions, announced by the foreign Ministry, and «to discredit» the Russian foreign Ministry.

Coal from South Korea

Before Reuters, citing unnamed intelligence sources in Western Europe reported that North Korea was carrying coal to South Korea and Japan through Russia — possibly in violation of UN sanctions. It was noted that such transport could participate and the Chinese court.

According to the Agency, North Korea at least three times after the introduction of restrictions had shipped coal to Nakhodka and Holmsk. There the fuel was loaded on the vessel, which transported him to South Korea or Japan.

In Beijing said they knew nothing about Chinese vessels that could participate in such transportation. China emphasized that strictly adhere to UN resolutions on sanctions against the DPRK.

Sanctions against Pyongyang

In August last year, after another missile test from North Korea, the UN Security Council adopted resolution number 2371, expanding sanctions against the DPRK. Full implementation of the restrictions on one-third would reduce the annual foreign exchange earnings in Pyongyang, components now about three billion dollars.

The resolution in particular calls for a ban on imports from the DPRK, iron, iron ore, lead, coal and seafood, as well as the freezing of accounts of the Bank for foreign trade of the country.

The foreign Ministry has repeatedly stressed that Russia strictly observes the sanctions regime against Pyongyang.

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