Old 29th Dec 2017, 20:53
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Under what authority can South Korea detain this ship?

How long can it be detained and what will release it?
The article linked says:

Is oil part of the sanctions against the North?

Yes. Last week Beijing supported a US-drafted UN resolution that included measures to slash the North's petrol imports by up to 90%.

The 22 December sanctions also refer specifically to attempts by the North to procure prohibited goods.

The measures address the "illicit imports of petroleum through deceptive maritime practices by requiring Member States to seize, inspect and freeze any vessel in their ports and territorial waters for involvement in prohibited activities".
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