Russia imposes the end of the international monitoring system on North Korea

Russia imposes the end of the international monitoring system on North Korea

Mar 30 2024

ARK News… Russia forced the end of the international sanctions monitoring regime against Pyongyang and its nuclear program, a decision condemned by several Security Council members.

According to Agency France-Presse, Russia used its veto against a draft resolution authorizing a committee of experts charged with monitoring the application of these sanctions on North Korea for another year. The resolution received the support of 13 votes, with China abstaining from voting. Washington and its ally Seoul condemned the Russian move.

US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said Russia's actions cynically undermined international peace and security, all in order to advance the corrupt deal Moscow struck with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

For its part, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Seoul clearly confirms that the Russian Federation, despite its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has taken an irresponsible decision.

Since 2006, North Korea has been subject to international sanctions specifically related to its nuclear program, and these were tightened several times in 2016 and 2017.

Since 2019, Russia and China have been trying in vain to persuade the Council to ease these sanctions, the end date of which has not been set.

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