Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

USA furious with United Nations for ‘caving in’ to Russian Federation over sanctions

USA furious with United Nations for ‘caving in’ to Russian Federation over sanctions

Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), which administers sanctions, targeted China-based Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co., Ltd., also known as China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa, and its Russia-based affiliate Volasys Silver Star.

"Russia can't be allowed to edit and obstruct independent United Nations reports on North Korea sanctions just because they don't like what they say".

Russian Federation and China have suggested the Security Council discuss easing sanctions after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization.

The Treasury Department accused China Silver Star of having ties to the USA and UN-designated Munitions Industry Department, controlled by North Korea's ruling party.

The UN Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington, the USA mission to the United Nations said.

Haley said Russian interference "sets an unacceptable precedent that damages the sanctity of the United Nations independent panel reporting process".

On Wednesday, the Pentagon said the United States and allies are days away from launching a new effort to more publicly expose North Korean violations of sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear and missile programs, defence officials tell CNN. "Period", Haley said in a statement. MsHaley called for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published.

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By blocking since early August release of the original document, Russia explained that the report relied mainly on American information and did not take into account a Russian analysis of the application of sanctions.

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two firms, one in Russian Federation and one in China, for supporting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

The Russian news agency TASS quoted Russia's U.N. Mission as saying the proposed sanctions were "unjustified".

Speaking on condition of anonymity, one diplomat said the amended report removed some references to Russians accused of breaching North Korea sanctions.

The department claims the companies are fronts for the North Korean government.

September 6, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against North Korean companies and citizens of the DPRK for conducting cyber attacks.

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