‘US-led sanctions monitoring groups will fail’


US-led efforts to form new groups monitoring sanctions on North Korea will fail, the country’s UN envoy said on Sunday according to state media KCNA carrying his statement.

Ambassador Kim Song made the comment in response to a joint statement the United States and its allies issued this week calling to continue the work of a UN panel of experts monitoring longstanding UN sanctions against Pyongyang for its nuclear weapons and missile programmes.

Earlier this year, Russia vetoed the annual renewal of a panel of experts amid US-led accusations that North Korea has transferred weapons to Russia for use in its war in Ukraine.

Even if the hostile forces form a second or a third panel of experts, they will “self-destruct,” Kim was quoted as saying by KCNA.

Last month, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited the Demilitarized Zone, a heavily fortified border between the two Koreas, which remain technically at war and urged Russia and China to stop rewarding North Korea for its bad behaviour.

Her trip came after Russia rejected the annual renewal of the multinational panel of experts that has over the past 15 years monitored the implementation of UN sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. — Reuters

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Aseanplus News

Olympic dream over for men's archery recurve team
Swimming-Richards urges IOC to help with tickets after parents scammed
Olympics-G7 backed French truce proposal, Italy PM says
Vehicle ferrying 13 Orang Asli students suffers brake failure, overturns
Don’t pin failure to solve Sabah water woes on others, says Shafie
Southern Tigers maul Kelantan to reach FA Cup quarter-finals
Athletics-Teenager Wanyonyi makes statement with blistering 800 at Kenyan trials
Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (June 15, 2024)
Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Haj reaches its peak
North Korea building walls along border with South, Yonhap report

Others Also Read