Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

USA accuses Russian Federation of cheating and undermining sanctions on North Korea

UN North Korea U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses the United Nations Security Council Monday Sept. 17 2018 at U.N. headquarters. Richard Drew AP
Faye Gross | 20 September, 2018, 06:31

"Russia is acting in bad faith, and we join Ambassador Haley's call for transparency and accountability on sanctions enforcement at the United Nations against North Korea", the lawmakers said in a statement.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the United Nations report lacked objectivity and denied that the Russian vessel in question violated the sanctions.

But Haley also noted that Trump-Kim summit "set us on the path toward complete denuclearization" but that "we are not there yet", urging the council not to "ease the powerful worldwide sanctions".

The dispute between Russian Federation and the U.S as well as Western and other Security Council members has delayed the official release of the six-month report by the expert panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea.

There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is "still maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes", Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations political affairs chief, told the Security Council on Monday. And despite the US pushing worldwide partners to maintain pressure on North Korea to denuclearize, full support from critical allies, Russian Federation and China, has waned. "And now they've been caught", Haley said during a speech at a UN Security Council meeting.

"We must not soften the sanctions regime at the global level", on the contrary, said Nikki Haley.

She accused Moscow of undermining the current sanctions regime, which is aimed at cutting off funding for the North's nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

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He continued by saying that the Russian Federation, and other members of the North Korea Sanctions Committee, "expressed a number of comments which were reviewed correctly by the Experts, and then taken on board, when they transferred the report to the Security Council".

Monday's meeting, called for by the USA, came on the eve of a high-stakes inter-Korean summit in the Pyongyang. He pointed to Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as an example of USA backpedaling on nuclear agreements. North Korea demolished its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site in May.

"Resolving the nuclear issue of the peninsula through just some sanctions and pressure on Pyongyang is impossible".

Chinese Ambassador Mao Zhaoxu said that Beijing remains committed to implementing both sanctions and dialogue. It is also noted that North Korea increased the oil import from Russian Federation and China.

Although the U.S. did not single out any country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday claimed that Russian Federation has allegedly attempted to undermine a United Nations committee that evaluates compliance with the sanctions.

"The problem that we are encountering is that some of our friends have decided that they want to go around the rules", Haley said.

"This council should stay united, honor its responsibility entrusted by history and push for the denuclearization and lasting peace in northeast Asia", Ma said.

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