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 North Korea continues its nuclear programme: UN report

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August 6, 2018

North Korea continues its nuclear programme: UN report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of UN sanctions, Reuters informs with reference to the UN Security Council’s report. 

Pyongyang has also shown a “massive increase” in illegal transportation of petroleum products and coal by ships, and is trying to sell weapons abroad, the report states. Moreover, North Korea cooperates with Syria in military field and is trying to sell weapons to Yemen’s Houthis. 

According to the report, Pyongyang has also violated the textile export ban by exporting more than $100 million in goods during the period from October 2017 to March 2018 to China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and Uruguay. 

The North Korean mission to the UN did not respond to the request for the comments on the report. 

In July, the US President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. As the result of the meeting, both leaders declared about the agreement to start the peninsula’s denuclearization. Nevertheless, no terms for North Korea to do this were indicated. 

North Korea is under international and American sanctions due to the country’s nuclear programme and ballistic missile tests.

 

It should be noted that the US Office of Foreign Assets Control has recently declared about the new sanctions on North Korea by introducing the restrictions for Russia’s Agrosoyuz Bank, which provided services to North Korea in contravention of the UN’s sanctions.