US intelligence: North Korea uses the ports of the Russian Federation and China for the supply of coal

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US intelligence suggests that the DPRK is trying to use the ports of the Russian Federation and the PRC to disguise coal supplies to bypass UN resolutions, Marshall Billingsley, Assistant US Treasury Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, told a congressional hearing.

I am pleased to submit for the consideration of the committee several photographs provided by our intelligence community, which clearly show that the North Koreans are using deceptive practices in commercial shipping.
- Billingsley said at a hearing in the committee of the House of Representatives on international affairs.

US intelligence: North Korea uses the ports of the Russian Federation and China for the supply of coal


He further provided the committee with several photographs of the courts, but did not say what those vessels were and when the photographs were taken.

These photos show that North Korea is using this practice to disguise the origin of coal exported to Russia and China. In the first example, the ship goes from China and declares that it is heading to Russia. During this trip, the ship turns off the automatic identification system AIS, probably stops in North Korea to load coal, goes to Russian Vladivostok, and then returns to China, probably to unload coal. Today we are providing this information to congress and the public, and we will also share it with other countries, as we are taking steps to put an end to this deceptive practice and implement the UN embargo on coal, iron and iron ore, as well as other materials.
- declared Billingsley.

He did not explain how the United States traced the ship’s route when the automatic identification system was turned off.

Deliveries of coal, as well as iron ore and iron from the DPRK are banned by UN Security Council resolution 2371 of August 5.

This is not the first case of smuggling charges involving Russia and the DPRK. On Monday, the Washington Post newspaper, citing unnamed US officials, wrote that "Russian smugglers" allegedly provide assistance to North Korea with supplies of oil and other vital goods. This, according to the newspaper, gives the DPRK the opportunity to wait out sanctions and calls into question that they will force the country to abandon the creation of a nuclear weapons.

Publication sources said that tanker shipments between the ports of North Korea and Vladivostok increased this spring - allegedly Russian businessmen use the opportunity to earn money by creating chains of front companies. Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia does not supply oil to the DPRK, and the volume of supply of petroleum products is insignificant and close to zero, reports RIA News.
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  1. +5
    12 September 2017 21: 09
    I protest! This is speculation! laughing
    1. +18
      12 September 2017 21: 18
      Quote: iConst
      I protest! This is speculation! laughing

      No Colleague! hi This is an ordinary idiocy. Everyone remembers the old gray-haired Negro shaking a test tube with white UN powder and how it ended, everyone remembers the assault on Aleppo and the Russian air force and the air force of the SAR were at airfields, but Aleppo turns out to be a solid hospital, a clinic, a hospital, but not a city. Yes, then do not care about them, Trampusha and his team have a longer language than Monkey. fellow
      1. +7
        12 September 2017 22: 01
        No, Vlad, this is hardly speculation ... DPRK has plenty of coal, and I fully admit that the RF and PRC are quietly using ...
        1. +9
          12 September 2017 22: 27
          Quote: By itself
          No, Vlad, this is hardly speculation ... DPRK has plenty of coal, and I fully admit that the RF and PRC are quietly using ...

          May Dimon what can not wink Well, the evidence is taken from the kindergarten. request
          During this voyage, the ship turns off the AIS automatic identification system, probably stops in North Korea to load coal, goes to Russian Vladivostok, and then returns to China, probably to unload coal

          Probably, then, then. fellow Well, damn it, my granddaughter is explaining more logically for 5 years. fellow hi
        2. +2
          13 September 2017 11: 55
          Why secretly? There is a Russia-DPRK joint venture to transit coal to consumers. And as far as I remember (they said yesterday in an interview with someone from our international affairs) Russia threatened to veto this enterprise from sanctions. Like China, their similar enterprises. Type war by war and holy money.
      2. +6
        13 September 2017 01: 37
        Dear Vlad! It was possible not to write anything, not to bother your fingers - your picture is self-sufficient and speaks for everything! McCain would put her in a mug ...
        For several years I did not understand at VO - where can I put a thousand pluses here?
      3. +2
        13 September 2017 02: 50
        Quote: 79807420129
        Quote: iConst
        I protest! This is speculation! laughing

        No Colleague! hi This is an ordinary idiocy. Everyone remembers an old gray-haired black man shaking a test tube with white UN powder and how it ended, everyone remembers the assault on Aleppo and the Russian Aerospace Forces and

        The strange thing is that this imbicil was admitted with such a test tube to the UN. It is even more strange that they later released it. In practice, it was necessary to screw it and immediately imprison for an attempt of an international terrorist attack using biological weapons, forever, the UN building in quarantine, all those present in quarantine. Upon completion, the UN building will be burned as a likely focus of anthrax. But none of this has been done ... So the UN is working. But Koreans can be pecked by sanctions and sanctions ...
    2. +11
      12 September 2017 21: 20
      "Probably a Korean ship, probably loading coal, probably unloading it." Killing evidence! Forgot to specify the hosting from which the photos were downloaded. Although ... this may be classified information. Well then, I believe them. smile
      1. +14
        12 September 2017 21: 51
        Greetings, Victor. I looked at the photo - so what? Where is it korean? What side?
        And I think that Japanese. And it does not transport coal, but drugs, weapons, alcohol, prostitutes and a runaway Saakashvili. And I don’t even want to explain anything - and so everything is clear. If you follow the US system of evidence and their logic ..
        1. +7
          12 September 2017 21: 57
          My respect, Alex! hi
          laughing You are so convincing, as if I had read Marshall Billingsley. laughing
          1. +10
            12 September 2017 22: 48
            "Belarus intelligence suggests that the United States is supplying weapons to ISIS fighters (prohibited by definition!). Presumably in boxes .... Presumably by airborne assault ... Presumably for smuggled petrodollars ... Most likely, US intelligence agencies ... you can see the parachute landing system, with a box of weapons made presumably in the USA .. "
            Let someone DO NOT BELIEVE me !!! Yes
        2. +7
          12 September 2017 23: 46
          I looked at the photo - so what? Where is it korean? What side?

          Armenian radio replies:
          Marshall Billingslea (Marshall Billingslea) One of the most influential US military experts, until recently assistant secretary general of NATO, previously worked in the US Department of Defense as a specialist in low-intensity armed conflicts, led the working group on operational-strategic missile defense (missile defense theater) under the Russia-NATO Council.

          Specialist of SUCH SCALE laughing winked lol can distinguish a cruiser from a trough ........ only from a bird droppings or .... flight, but for him it does not matter ....

          ALL GOOD EVENING !!!! hi
      2. +8
        13 September 2017 01: 45
        Victor, my best hi !
        Quote: Monos
        "Probably a Korean ship, probably loading coal, probably unloading it."
        And, actually, who cares - who, where and what unloads, loads? But do not cf ... whether on those sanctions? One separately taken excessively greyhound country came up with them - so let it live in its Looking Glass ... You look - Lewis Carol, would be alive, and also the sequel would write - "Alice in the world of sanctions" ... It would be better than Through the looking glass with all its Cheshire cats and strange rabbits ... They eat the wrong mushrooms in America - our honey mushrooms are safer. Well, or at least mushrooms from the store .....
        1. +5
          13 September 2017 08: 56
          Good health, Alex! hi smile
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Wrong mushrooms they eat in America

          It seems to me that they smoke them. smile
    3. +3
      12 September 2017 21: 35
      But what have these mattress truth-truths not yet blamed us for? We must do what we consider necessary and put a bolt on their charges.
      1. +6
        13 September 2017 01: 55
        Quote: Plombir
        But what have these mattress truth-truths not yet blamed us for?

        And the Russian hackers organized a hurricane against Florida. I know for sure. From reliable sources. From the US State Department ..
        I'm already tired of laughing - my mouth does not open. They themselves do not see what nonsense they carry?
    4. +3
      12 September 2017 22: 12
      Quote: iConst
      I protest! This is speculation! laughing

      The protest is rejected, for gentlemen never lie!
    5. +1
      12 September 2017 23: 24
      Quote: iConst
      I protest! This is speculation!

      The stump is clear. We have a railway.
    6. 0
      13 September 2017 02: 52
      Quote: iConst
      I protest! This is speculation! laughing


      Well done.
  2. +5
    12 September 2017 21: 10
    And what a dog thing for them
  3. +2
    12 September 2017 21: 17
    US intelligence suggests that DPRK is trying to use the ports of the Russian Federation and China to mask coal supplies bypassing UN resolutions

    Here are the enemies, they want the North Koreans to freeze. Do not give.
    1. +1
      13 September 2017 00: 19
      Quote: zivXP
      they want the North Koreans to freeze.

      Duc, the fact of the matter is that they will not freeze. Coal - FROM DPRK. They have more coal mined than in the same Yukore. Most boiler houses are coal-fired. Plus, there are cascades of hydroelectric power stations in the DPRK, so that “sparkling” is also its own. Yes, of course, not enough, they save a lot, but they will not die - that's for sure. By the way
      Quote: zivXP
      US intelligence suggests that DPRK is trying to use the ports of the Russian Federation and China to mask coal supplies bypassing UN resolutions

      Well, well, let's say so. And again, once again, an inescapable question hangs: And what? To support any sanctions in some UN in words - does not mean supporting sanctions in practice. And let them scream further, we are acting according to their own schemes. Yes
  4. +8
    12 September 2017 21: 23
    It’s good that the pictures are “some kind” of court. laughing will be in Congress soon and this is enough for sanctions laughing terrible smuggling
    1. +1
      13 September 2017 02: 53
      Quote: Proton
      It’s good that the pictures are “some kind” of court. laughing will be in Congress soon and this is enough for sanctions laughing terrible smuggling


      So already rolling ...
  5. +4
    12 September 2017 21: 24
    There is no longer a clinic — this is the final stage of insanity, he urgently needs to jump out of the skyscraper higher with screams like “Russian tankers with coal in Texas! wassat Although, as far as I know, tankers do not carry coal, there are dry cargo vessels for this, but. ..can coal be brought to the state of liquid in the usa and transported in tankers? ?? recourse
  6. +8
    12 September 2017 21: 25
    I remember when Iran was banned from trading oil, the Iranians simply threw off the price and the rivers of smuggled oil flowed to China. Nothing actually changed, the logistics system would become more chaotic, of course Korea would suffer losses, but export would not lose as it is presented in the USA.
  7. +5
    12 September 2017 21: 26
    Quote: zivXP
    US intelligence suggests that DPRK is trying to use the ports of the Russian Federation and China to mask coal supplies bypassing UN resolutions

    Here are the enemies, they want the North Koreans to freeze. Do not give.

    Coal exports NORTH KOREA. EXPORTSAnd not IMPORTS

    In general, all these “maybe”, “probably”, quite possible “are not the evidence that is usually presented. Moreover, according to the previous decision of the Security Council, coal deliveries do not stop simultaneously. New contracts are not concluded, but what kind of that time.
    1. +2
      12 September 2017 21: 44
      Coal is exported by NORTH KOREA. EXPORTS, NOT IMPORTS

      That's just EXPORT and they are banned. What would money i.e. currency could not earn. Because consider one hundred in the DPRK spend all the currency on the creation of atomic bombs and missiles.
    2. 0
      12 September 2017 22: 46
      In general, all these “maybe”, “probably”, quite possible “- these are not the proofs that are usually presented.
      And they don’t need other evidence, America is always right, even when it’s not right. They are exceptional and the CIA is all-seeing.
    3. 0
      12 September 2017 23: 34
      Quote: Old26
      “maybe”, “probably”, quite possibly “- this is not the evidence that is usually presented.

      This is exactly the "evidence" that Americans usually operate on. smile
  8. +2
    12 September 2017 21: 30
    Knife in the back! lol It seems that they supported the resolution, but everyone is trading smoothly! tongue
    1. 0
      13 September 2017 02: 45
      Quote: XXXIII
      Knife in the back! lol It seems that they supported the resolution, but everyone is trading smoothly! tongue


      And then the same will be traded)
  9. +3
    12 September 2017 21: 35
    What would not lie just to lie. On the parachute they will naturally find a portrait of Kim and what about the Koreans instead of balalaika, bears and vodka ...
    1. +6
      12 September 2017 21: 40
      dogs and rice laughing
      1. +6
        12 September 2017 22: 01
        Quote: Proton
        dogs and rice laughing

        Kayagym and a bottle of soju ....
        1. 0
          12 September 2017 22: 17
          Quote: Smog
          Quote: Proton
          dogs and rice laughing

          Kayagym and a bottle of soju ....


          Surely every parachord from China and the Russian Federation has at least one pair of the above. Putin is to blame again))))))))))))
  10. +4
    12 September 2017 21: 40
    Go about yellowstone, or the rights of blacks, or vice versa, the rights of whites against blacks ... In general, you have something to do at home, and do not panic in our hemisphere. Wai-wai, another hurricane on your head!
  11. +3
    12 September 2017 21: 42
    sixth house committee
  12. +14
    12 September 2017 21: 57
    What kind of ships? What are you speaking about?
    All smuggling goes by submarines. Racing.

    wassat
  13. +1
    12 September 2017 22: 15
    What is the importance of being able to listen to dirty people. America, stand in line (you don’t even have a homeland), yes, you don’t have to live in front of your statue of freedom. You, the British, the Spaniards, the French — to destroy, even then it was necessary to destroy, only the Russian fleet was not then, I will not neglect any religion. but, YOU, then yourself, at least respect each other - each other.
  14. +1
    12 September 2017 22: 15
    Translated into a less diplomatic language: the United States is so greyhound that it can immediately show both Russia and China for the DPRK
  15. 0
    12 September 2017 22: 16
    In general, it is not clear why Russia voted in the UN ...
  16. +1
    12 September 2017 22: 22
    Intelligence must know, not suppose, otherwise it is not intelligence
    1. 0
      13 September 2017 02: 45
      Quote: Svetlana
      Intelligence must know, not suppose, otherwise it is not intelligence


      “Knowing” is not at all realistic. They even lie in confession). All lies, even babies (c) House
  17. +2
    12 September 2017 22: 32
    They themselves are to blame. Trump warned Congress that Senate action would bring China, Russia and Korea closer together. What is panic now? Everything went to that.
  18. 0
    12 September 2017 22: 42
    Would they not support the resolution against the DPRK, would not risk getting another sanction for aiding, and the evidence against Russia will be drawn up or invented and all of them will be accepted as a Powell test tube. Or maybe we’ll even lower ourselves to permission to inspect our vessels, and the vessels of third countries in our ports and territorial waters?
    How can one shout about the inefficiency and inferiority of the US sanctions policy, and at the same time support the sanctions that the United States impose on another State?
  19. 0
    12 September 2017 22: 45
    The United States, or rather mongrels from the USA, hang noodles on our ears, supposedly, perhaps, presumably, but they don’t give us plugs to shake the noodles from our ears, it’s a good deal of concrete facts. And here we are crucifying and discussing this, and we need it, think the authors of articles writing about it.
  20. +1
    12 September 2017 22: 48
    AND! So they do not know about the underground railway! Then ts-ss ..!
  21. 0
    12 September 2017 22: 56
    The mattresses found another reason for sanctions, which in general is not surprising.
  22. +1
    12 September 2017 23: 31
    Sources of the publication said that tanker traffic increased this spring.

    In the spring? Why are they there, from the oak tree collapsed?
    In the spring, there were no sanction movers, and in general it is already autumn in the yard. fool
  23. 0
    13 September 2017 00: 00
    This is not coal. This is coke! Barter for lovers of ties and others in exchange for the South Mashev engines for Tephadon.
  24. 0
    13 September 2017 01: 19
    What did they want? When they pull their ears by their ears (not yet ...) from Syria, it’s philanthropy ... But here everything is simple, familiar and understandable (to envy), a magic word-business
  25. 0
    13 September 2017 04: 40
    Sanctions will be introduced against Russia, since the sanctions that Russia imposed did not fully introduce :-) :-) :-) :-)
    1. 0
      13 September 2017 05: 25
      "Many here tried to enter," said the Don Cossack, smiling and waving a sharp saber. lol
  26. 0
    13 September 2017 05: 22
    US intelligence suggests that DPRK is trying to use the ports of the Russian Federation and China to mask coal supplies bypassing UN resolutions

    Is this suggested by the "partners" who appeared in the withdrawal from the circle of ISIS leaders and the supply of weapons to these bastards, in comparison with which Eun is a cheerful "nyashka"?
  27. 0
    13 September 2017 05: 29
    Smuggling is the problem of the recipient country. Therefore, go and walk through the forest.
  28. +1
    13 September 2017 06: 32
    In response to such unfounded accusations, Russia needs to increasingly accuse the US of producing heroin in Afghanistan under the guise of local tribes and its further supply to the markets of Europe and Russia.
  29. 0
    13 September 2017 07: 46
    GDP rights: what to take from them if they confuse Austria and Australia. They carry all the crap.
  30. 0
    13 September 2017 08: 15
    The cleanest and best coal is Pennsylvania.
  31. 0
    14 September 2017 11: 07
    He further provided the committee with several photographs of the courts, but did not say what those vessels were and when the photographs were taken.
    Convincing evidence good

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