United States calls for urgent UN meeting on sanctions of North Korea

Countries are obstructing the sanctions on North Korea, says the United States.

The United States called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in response to what it says are efforts by some countries to "undermine and obstruct" sanctions against North Korea.

The United States Mission announced on Friday that Monday's meeting "will discuss the implementation and enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea."

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said that some countries are undermining sanctions against North Korea.

The mission did not name any countries, but US ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of UN experts to modify a report on North Korea's sanctions that included alleged violations "involving Russian actors." .

Haley said the panel should publish the original report, which cites "a massive increase in illicit transfers of oil products between ships" to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions. He said that some products were allegedly unloaded from Russian ships, which were identified in the report.

A summary of the expert report obtained in early August by The Associated Press also said that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs.

And he said North Korea is violating sanctions by transferring coal into the sea and disregarding an arms embargo and financial sanctions.

Initially, the Security Council imposed sanctions on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and has made them tougher and tougher in response to new nuclear tests and an increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile program.

Haley said earlier this year that successively the tough sanctions resolutions of the Security Council adopted unanimously had cut all North Korean exports, 90 percent of its trade, and dissolved its group of workers sent abroad to earn cash. .

Many diplomats and analysts attribute the sanctions to the promotion of the thaw in relations between North Korea and South Korea, as well as the June meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in which they agreed on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.