Report: Russian Tankers Transferred Oil To North Korean Ships, Violating Sanctions

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un (right) and Vladimir Putin (left)

December 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

In direct violation of U.N. sanctions, new reports claim Russian tankers may have supplied fuel to North Korean tankers on at least three separate occasions.

In a report published by Reuters Friday, Western European security sources said Russia has been providing an economic lifeline to the rogue state.

The sources cited intelligence and satellite imagery to confirm the existence of ship to ship fuel trade between Russia and North Korea.

There is no evidence to suggest the transfer was backed by the Russian government, but the numerous incidents suggest the country isn’t taking extreme measures against those violating U.N. sanctions.

Russian Oil Tanker

Moments later, the Russian foreign ministry responded to that report, denying the allegations.

In a statement earlier Saturday officials said Russia has fully and strictly observed the sanctions against the regime.

The ministry added though restrictions were placed on oil imports, they have not been fully banned.

This, after the United Nations security council unanimously voted to implement bans and restrictions on imports to the isolated state earlier this month.

  • Pezgun

    Think maybe NK hijacked the fuel ships and the Russians and Chinese are too embarrassed to admit it.

  • TP

    Obviously the UN Sanctions have no teeth in them! The United Nations has become irrelevant ! We need to quit wasting our time and money in the UN.

    • Pezgun

      We should relocate the facilities provided for the U.N. to Guam. In fact, policy should probably dictate they meet in whatever part of the world is in greatest turmoil (within a couple thousand miles or so). They just don’t seem to have an appropriate sense of urgency

  • kevin mccue

    This is the time for us to act now or go home. A vigorous interdiction blockade campaign must be implemented immediately against NK. This will infuriate Kim who will either strike out militarily to try to stop it or he will cave to denuclearization. If he chooses the military option we should wipe out his regime totally. No more talk, he’s buying for time and we can’t give it to him.

  • Hummer

    We need China to feel economic pressure like blockading their ships transporting goods to the US for a while-see then if they can do something with their toady in North Korea.

  • Real Canuck

    Those B-52 bombers could drop some big anthrax bombs right over NK…….wait for a southerly though so it blows north !

  • Real Canuck

    Torpedo time !

  • Legion

    A full U.S. Naval Blockade needs to be deployed ASAP against North Korea
    .. the U.S. does not need the U.N.’s permission either. Just do it!

  • John C

    The Chinese Communists and Russian (?) have always helped the North Koreans and it is no surprise that they are cheating to help the psychopathic midget Jung Un Kim. They don’t fear him and figure whatever he does won’t come back to haunt them, even if it means the end of North Korea, as long as it damages America and or her allies.

  • andrew Befano

    We also have a tendency to look at the world in a modern context. However, the Asian mind always looks at the world through an ancient prospective and how they can use the modern world to achieve the ideals and greatness of their ancient greatness. That’s the path that North Korea is presently walking.

  • JL Ziegler

    OK, what the US should do to think outside the big-box is secretly set up a “sting” and have some top ‘rogue’ Soros fans (undercover of course) sell NK some crap that looks real on the surface. Then watch it explode in their face or something of that sort.

    • Andrew Moore8

      Why not….it’s possible…..The Chinese have been doing it to us American consumers for years now….Just had a toaster try to kill me up the other day by not releasing my toast and making me go digging for it.

  • Andrew Moore8

    I thought it was A1 steak sauce to make the rat meat go down a bit better.

    • tedlv

      Do they listen to “Rat Salad” by Black Sabbath while they eat?

  • andrew Befano

    Its Pretty stupid for China & Russia to be helping North Korea. They have more to fear from North Korea then anyone else. It’s always been the goal of North Korea to reunify the Korean Territories. Considering that in the 7th century Korea was unified after defeating China during the Tang Dynasty. China built the Great Wall to establish its permanent Northern Border making everything North of the wall Korean Territory. Now consider that territory also extended into Russia encompassing the present Russian Cities of Olga and Ussuriysk and maybe as from north as Lake Khanka. If North Korea’s goal is the reunification of its territories they are looking to these areas to regain and restore Korea to it’s former glory.

  • 🐯 TigerBear 🐻

    HIT CHINA IN THEIR ECONOMICS! TIME TO STOP THE MADNESS!!

    We truly deserve the term “Dumb Americans”!!! We keep doing the same actions expecting different results….I guess we have hit insanity by now!

    • Andrew Moore8

      I quit buying “made in China” a long time ago….to the extent possible anyway.

      • JL Ziegler

        Sorry, its here, the US already bought it whether you buy it or now. ;(

        • Andrew Moore8

          Well, that might be the case….but it can sit in their warehouses and rot before I will buy it….Once the walmart warehouses are full of made in china stuff they will quit buying more until it is liquidated.

        • Keneke

          yea, but if folks don’t buy whats already here they won’t get to send any more over…

      • Keneke

        PSST! the story is about Russia, shhhh…

        • Andrew Moore8

          The story is about Russia….but the comment was about hitting china in their economics.

    • Keneke

      PSST! the story is about Russia, shhhh…don’t tell the rest of them

      • caisson17

        As long as Putin has plausible deniability the “rogues” can do what they want. He’s learned our tactics well.

      • 🐯 TigerBear 🐻

        PSSST, CHINA and RUSSIA are working together for NK! Get a clue!!

  • landy fincannon

    Let’s not fool ourselves, we are already a one world government.
    Just not formally announced.

    We’ve financed more than 25% of tthe total cost of the UN.
    That doesn’t included the expense incurred for being the world’s police.

    • Andrew Moore8

      Not in my little corner of the world…We are still a free country behind my doors.

      • landy fincannon

        Agreed, but if you’re like me you can feel the shrinking almost daily.

        • Andrew Moore8

          That is true….but like any other wild animal when felt cornered with no escape that is when we become the most dangerous.

  • Andrew Moore8

    Since the clintoons are so comfy with the Russians that they can sell 25% of our Uranium to them why not ask them to go talk to Putin and ask him not to do that.

    • Daniel Shays

      The Clintons have nothing left to trade now.

      • Andrew Moore8

        You mean we might be seeing the clintoons turning out Chelsea as a high priced hooker before long?

        • Daniel Shays

          It would take a sick individual to pay for Chelsea.

          • Andrew Moore8

            Maybe they will pimp her out to make videos of her peeing on important people….LOL.

          • iMacBob

            TMI – Over the top! 🤬

      • Beaula

        Her “influence” is toast!………………Much like her!

  • Rob McDonnell

    we’ve seen this ‘evidence’ disputed before… digital photography! time stamped! not altered! #whywehavesatellites!!!! we can peg everybody for messing with us….. #JUSTDOITPREZ!!!

  • Javanne

    Since we have now seen that sanctions do not work, and why they don’t, there is only one way to keep the Dear Leader from sending nukes, disease, and poison gas to US cities. The sooner it is used, the fewer human casualties there will be.

    • tedlv

      Hi, long time no see! Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

      • Javanne

        Hi to you as well. I’ve always been around but certain venues have messed up my account and their links to fix it don’t work. Anyway, a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

    • Andrew Moore8

      Sanctions very rarely ever work….In fact, Ted can probably verify this one as well, I have never seen sanctions work….It is simply a tool used to be able to say “see we did everything we could before we went to war.”….

  • nfcapitalist

    Russia and China are or have been putting their toes in the water sampling our dreaded capitalism but can’t let go of their hundred year mistake… hard to admit to being that wrong.

    Committing mass murder is a wicked bad history that their citizens won’t see in their books but is in our history books, yes, the iron and bamboo curtains were murderous times.

  • Paul Curto

    Proof from our Deep State warmongers, like a satellite photo instead of jawboning, might be more persuasive. I don’t believe any of the anti-Russia hype. It’s total BS and OANN should retract the story.

    • nfcapitalist

      What country are you posting from… see bellow, is that history getting too difficult to hide?

      Where is that marxist success story…. hello?

      • Vera Orsova

        Marxist success story? Buried with Stalin and Brezhnev.

        • Paul Curto

          Absolutely!

      • Paul Curto

        Hahahaha…another brainwashed fool who loves Clinton’s nonsense she made up when she lost the prize…go back to Chicago!

  • William Everett Hendry bhendry

    Just when you think we have Russia helping in the world to cage Fatboy-Ho-Cow Mein their real motive shows up. We need feedback direct from Russian citizens to let us know how they feel about this hypocrisy. OANN if you really want to get news you’ve got to go the warzones, take some heat, Goverments lie, cheat, and steal. Russia is a great country, but what do the people feel? …I am sure the fear of the Guulog(?) is ever present?

    • Vera Orsova

      Freedom and democracy in Russia are as elusive as Loch Ness Monster. You catch a glimpse of it, and then it is gone. Thanks to V. I. Lenin, Russia went from feudalism to communism in one giant leap and the people never had an opportunity to live without a whip cracking over their heads. They were serfs, and then, as of November 6, 1917, all of a sudden, they were told they had democracy and communism and anyone who would question it disappeared along with his family. To these days, they have problems with that. so, to get a truthful answer from Russians in their own country might be a problem.

  • Seriously, did anyone honestly think China would kick their junkyard dog off the Peninsula, a piece of land creating a buffer between communism and Western culture?
    We used to call it the Bamboo Curtain for a reason, and why China built the great wall thousands of years ago.
    Nothing has changed.