Kosachev said the need to discuss the easing of sanctions against the DPRK


TOKYO, July 21. /TASS/. The easing of sanctions against North Korea need to discuss and maybe implement. This opinion on Saturday in Tokyo, expressed to journalists by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

“I think that certainly should be discussed in the Security Council, and might already realize [the easing of sanctions against the DPRK],” said he, answering the question TASS. Kosachev also stressed that Russia “sees that Pyongyang taking steps” if not collapse, the freezing of its nuclear program. “In our view, it should be accompanied by decisions on the sanctions regime at the level of the UN Security Council”, added the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs.

Thus Kosachev has underlined that the degree of easing of sanctions must be based on expert assessments, which should be done by “including by the IAEA”.

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.

The US President Donald trump and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN on June 12 held a meeting in Singapore. Following the talks, the sides signed a joint document pledging to implement it “in full and without delay”. According to the final statement that trump has demonstrated, North Korea has made commitments on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the United States.

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