Sunday, June 24, 2012

China routinely violates the embargo of North Korea, says UN

A UN report accuses China of violating regularly embargo on arms and luxury goods striking North Korea, said Friday the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun.

China has ignored 21 times in two years and half the resolutions of the Security Council of UN 2006 and 2009, representing over half of the 38 offenses detected, the newspaper said on the basis of the conclusions of a group of UN experts that could be made public next week. In most cases, Chinese ports were used as transit point or Chinese companies have had a role as intermediaries. Of the 21 offenses recorded, two relate to export / import of equipment related to production or use of weapons of mass destruction or ballistic missiles. This is for one of these violations of the consignment from North Korea to Syria, via the Chinese port of Dalian, electronic components and metal panels for the manufacture of missiles, according to the Asahi Shimbun . The other suggests sending in 2010, from Taiwan, via China, machine tool may have a military use. Six other offenses relate to the export / import of weapons. The other 13 cases are related to the embargo on luxury goods. The Asahi Shimbun had already revealed early June delivery of four vehicles in Beijing missile launcher to North Korea in 2011, WS-51200-16 wheels exported by a public subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.., Manufacturer spacecraft and launch vehicles. China has denied the allegations. (VIM)

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