North Korea: China must ‘FEEL THE PAIN’ for powering Kim regime with fuel sales

Sunday, December 31, 2017
By Paul Martin

NORTH KOREA’s allies in China should face the consequences of selling oil to Pyongyang in spite of UN sanction, former President Bush adviser Michael Waltz said.

Sun, Dec 31, 2017

North Korea was barred from international trade after defying orders to end its nuclear development programme amid World War 3 concerns.

The former Green Beret Commander praised US President Donald Trump for calling out Beijing after it was reported China had sold oil and fuel to Pyongyang – but he warned more had to be done.

Lt. Col. Waltz said: “I’m glad he called them out on their behaviour, it needed to be done. But really the next step is what we call secondary sanctions.

“These are sanctions not against the North Koreans, but against the Chinese entities. The banks, the oil and gas, the foodstuff, the shipping industries that are continuing to do business behind the scenes with North Korea.”

The counterterrorism expert said the United States should cooperate with its allies not only in East Asia but also Europe and Australia to ensure China “feels the pain” of new sanctions for continuing to help the Kim regime.

Lt. Col. Waltz told Fox News: “We sanction them and we bring our European allies, the Australians, East Asians and others on board to basically start having the Chinese feel the pain here.”

Reports from South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo suggest China transferred oil to North Korean ships nearly 30 times since October despite backing UN sanctions banning oil trade with Pyongyang.

President Trump responded to the rumours saying he was “disappointed” with China for perpetuating the “North Korea problem” with the sale.

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!”

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