US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Russia was trying to prevent the implementation of sanctions against North Korea under UN resolution
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Speaking at the press briefing, Pompeo said that Russia was trying to undermine the sanctions of the UN security Council against the DPRK. According to him, it happened by trying to amend the report of the 1718 Committee, which is responsible for the restrictions against Pyongyang.
In his speech, the recording of which was posted on the official Facebook of the Department of state, Pompeo expressed the hope that the relevant UN Committee will retain its independence and will not allow any country to rewrite the text of the resolution.
U.S. Secretary of state stressed that the current policy of sanctions has allowed the President to Donald Trump to convince the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN of the need for complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the permanent mission of Russia to the UN Feodor Strzegowski reported that the report of the panel of experts of the 1718 Committee was amended, in which the Russian side insisted. “At this stage we do not see obstacles to the dissemination of the report in the UN Security Council”, — he said, adding that adjustments “the quality of the report just win”.
Strzygowski believes that this situation once again demonstrated the necessity and importance of cooperation between groups of experts with member States of the organization.