Russia blocked in the UN security Council a request to the US to expand sanctions against North Korea


MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. Russia has blocked the U.S. request for the extension of the sanctions Committee of the UN security Council on North Korea because the U.S. position quite unconvincing. This is stated in posted Friday comments by the Russian foreign Ministry.

“Russia has blocked the U.S. request to the UN security Council 1718 on the DPRK on the introduction of international sanctions against one individual and several legal entities, including Russian commercial Bank “Agrosoyuz”, allegedly leading illegal activities in violation of the current in relation to the country of the sanctions regime. The Americans presented the evidence base in support of his proposal absolutely unconvincing,” he said in depodesta.

The Ministry also pointed out that Washington’s plans to expand sanctions against Pyongyang cause extreme rejection and go against the logic of d├ętente. “New sanctions visits the United States not only contribute to improve the atmosphere of Russian-American relations, but also contrary to the logic of de-escalation of tensions around North Korea, stressed the Minister. – It is obvious that Washington wants to maintain “maximum pressure” against Pyongyang as long as possible, essentially up to the “complete denuclearization process”. Destructive to resolve the problems of the Korean Peninsula line causes an extreme aversion”.

“The rejection cause and has already become a normal “push” methods of work in the UN security Council and its subsidiary bodies, delegations of the USA, trying to push the regime of the artificial time pressure of pleasing her decisions without due regard to the views of other members, – stated in the commentary. – There is also the desire of Americans to “sanctify” the authority of UN security Council 1718 just entered them under false pretenses similar to unilateral restrictions”.

Russia has blocked a US request to the UN security Council 1718 on the DPRK on the introduction of international sanctions against one individual and several legal entities, including Russian commercial Bank “Agrosoyuz”, allegedly leading illegal activities in violation of the current in relation to the country of the sanctions regime.

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