beijing - The Chinese government denies accusations from the United States that it has illegally supplied fuel to North Korea. President Donald Trump accused China of this Thursday. 'Very disappointed that China allows oil to be delivered to North Korea,' the US president tweeted.
South Korea announced earlier on Friday that the authorities inspected a ship flying the flag of Hong Kong that would have supplied fuel to a North Korean vessel in international waters. Hong Kong is under Chinese rule.
A South Korean newspaper reported earlier this week that according to government sources of that country, 'American spy satellites have registered at least 30 illegal fuel deliveries since October. '
The delivery is in violation of a resolution of the UN Security Council, which forbids export to North Korea of certain products. North Korea described the UN sanctions last week as 'an act of war. '