UN, December 15. /TASS/. Citizens of the DPRK working in Russia on the basis of intergovernmental agreements with Pyongyang, which guarantee respect for their rights. This was stated on Friday, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia at the meeting of the Security Council, commenting on U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson that the workers of the DPRK working in Russia in “slave conditions”.
“I want to say to the distinguished Secretary of state that North Korean workers did not work in Russia in slave-like conditions. They work on the basis of intergovernmental agreements with the DPRK, which guarantee their rights,” – said the diplomat.
Speaking at the security Council meeting, Tillerson argued that Russia, “continuing to allow labour force from North Korea to work in slave-like conditions [in its territory] for the salary that is used to Finance the implementation of the program [develop] nuclear weapons, calls into question his dedication as a partner acting for peace” in the region. Earlier, the US Secretary of state said that Russia has about 35 thousand citizens of the DPRK that, in his opinion, undermines the effectiveness of sanctions against Pyongyang.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula flared up again in late November, when Pyongyang made the first two and a half months rocket launch. As stated by the government of the DPRK missile of a new type “And 15” for 53 minutes of the flight climbed to an altitude of 4475 miles, and overcame a distance of 950 km. the results of the launch, Pyongyang announced that the missile can carry a nuclear warhead, within her reach is the entire territory of the United States.