After President Donald Trump accused China of illegally selling oil to North Korea on Twitter, Beijing denied the allegations.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman insisted that Beijing was working with the United Nations Security Council in order to implement the Resolution of sanctions against North Korea and added that any indications implying otherwise were false.
“China has always implemented UN Security Council resolutions pertaining to North Korea in their entirety and fulfills its international obligations,” Hua Chunying the spokeswoman said.
“We never allow Chinese companies and citizens to violate the resolutions,” she continued.
The Hill reported that this denial from the Chinese government comes after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of “allowing oil to go into North Korea” saying that China has been caught “RED HANDED” and that he was “very disappointed” by the development.
A report published by South Korean newspaper claimed that U.S. spy satellites had seen Chinese ship transferring oil to North Korean ships at sea. On the other hand, U.S. officials have not yet confirmed this.
The confusing thing about all this is that in the New York Times interview Trump said that he saw this report on Fox News.
According to Reuters, the Chinese spokeswoman said that “the Chinese side has conducted an immediate investigation,” adding that “in reality, the ship in question has, since August, not docked at a Chinese port and there is no record of it entering or leaving a Chinese port.”
President Donald Trump officially vowed that he was going to put pressure on Beijing to do more in order to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile advances. But as time passes Trump appears to be frustrated that the efforts are in vain, while accusing China of not doing enough to limit North Korea’s activities.