UN, June 13. /TASS/. The UN Security Council should consider steps to ease sanctions against the DPRK. This was stated in the media by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation at the world organization Vassily Nebenzia, commenting on the possibility of easing the restrictions after a summit of leaders of the United States and the DPRK.
“I think it is quite natural that we need to think about the steps in this direction”, – said the diplomat. According to him, Pyongyang has shown a willingness to denuclearize, it “must be mutual, there must be a movement towards”. “Of course, the other side need to inspire them to further steps,” – said Nebenzia.
The permanent representative of the Russian Federation, in June to preside over the UN Security Council, supported the idea of organizing the United States-a briefing for members of the security Council at the summit in Singapore. “We have not even had the opportunity to discuss this among themselves. The summit just ended, I have not seen [the U.S. Ambassador] Nikki [Haley] since then. Possible, Yes, it will be interesting to listen to those who directly were involved [in the negotiations], evaluation results,” – said the diplomat.
Commenting on the progress in the negotiations, Russia’s permanent representative at the United Nations on Wednesday expressed the view that the events of recent months are placed in Russia and China last year, a plan that involves step-by-step settlement of the situation around the nuclear program of the DPRK. “What is happening on the Korean Peninsula, is actually what is proposed by Russia and China last year – said Nebenzia. We see movement in this direction.”
In December 2017 the UN security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the next tightening sanctions against the DPRK. The document introduced new restrictions on the supply of crude oil and refined petroleum products, and demanded all the countries to send labour migrants to the DPRK within 24 months. The resolution provides for restrictions on supply in the DPRK industrial equipment, heavy equipment and vehicles and procurement of main export goods from the Republic. In 2017, the security Council three times increased the regime of restrictions against Pyongyang in response to tests of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.