President Donald Trump has said that he is “very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea” and that this would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, Reuters reports.
“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!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.
The tweet followed a claim by China earlier in the day that there had been no UN sanction-breaking oil sales by Chinese ships to North Korea. A South Korean newspaper had reported that Chinese and North Korean vessels had been illicitly linking up at sea to get oil into North Korea.