NEW US-LED COALITION TO TRACK ILLICIT FUEL SHIPMENTS TO NORTH KOREA

The Wall Street Journal on 14th September reported that the US is putting together a multinational coalition to significantly expand surveillance operations seeking ships smuggling fuel to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions.  The coalition is the first international effort to monitor the ship traffic in the year since the Trump Administration launched its “maximum-pressure” sanctions campaign, aimed at strong-arming North Korea into abandoning its nuclear and missile programmes.  Surveillance efforts until now have been a hodgepodge of intelligence-sharing, US officials are reported to have said.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-led-coalition-to-track-illicit-fuel-shipments-to-north-korea-1536922923

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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