North Korea Earn $ 200 Million from Trading by Violating Sanctions

North Korea generated about $ 200 million in just nine months last year by exporting crops that violate UN sanctions.

The UN expert council reports to the Security Council on Friday (2/2) that expose North Korean indifference to sanctions by exporting oil, coal, iron, steel and other crops.

The report also details evidence of ongoing North Korean military cooperation with Syria and Myanmar to develop ballistic missiles and chemical weapons programs.

North Korea uses "The combination of several evasion techniques, routes and tactics for coal delivery to China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam," the report said.

The report says North Korea can still access international financial governance through " weakness in the implementation of financial sanctions. "

And experts say North Korea is still holding a" press "

Besides the United Nations, the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions against Pyongyang on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Seven ships that diverted the cargo of coal and oil have been banned stop at ports all over the world for violating UN sanctions, the report says, but much more needs to be done to counter "this much-banned activity." [gp]

Beijing accuses US of violating its territory in the South China Sea

Beijing accused the United States of violating China's sovereignty after American missile destroyer sailed near a disputed coral island in the South China Sea.

USS Hopper sailed 12 miles or 22 kilometers from Huangyan Island, also named Scarborough Shoal, dated January 17.

China's defense ministry said in a statement that "a Chinese frigate took immediate action to identify and inspect the American vessel and drove it by issuing a warning."

China seized Huangyan from the Philippines in 2012.

China claimed virtually the entire South China Sea and had done extensive reclamation on many of the islands and corals it claimed, equipped parts of it with airfields and military means.

The South China Sea has a crucial voyage, a place rich in fish and possibly oil, gas and other mining products

The US has no claims of territory in the South China Sea and says it is neutral in the dispute, the United States has said it is concerned China is trying to militarize what should be free and open international waters. Goods are worth about $ 3 trillion across the area each year.

The US Navy regularly sailed across the area to uphold freedom of navigation.

China says it wants to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea through bilateral negotiations. [gp]