New Delhi: Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations told the media that raising concern over sanctions to North Korea that “talk is cheap.” “Russia cannot support sanctions with their words in the Security Council only to violate them with their actions.”
Reports said that United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo today warned Russia, China, and other countries cautioning them against any attempt to violate the international sanctions on North Korea and could result into reducing the pressure on North Korea in order to abandon nuclear weapons.
Following the latest United Nations report that observed North Korea has not stopped its nuclear missile military programs and is engaged in activities of violating UN sanctions, including illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil, the warnings to Russia, China, and other nations were issued by, United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Saturday.
During a meeting, Pompeo told the media that United States has new and solid reports that Russia is violating UN sanctions by allowing joint ventures with North Korean companies and issuing new permits for North Korean guest workers.
He said that the United States has taken the matter “very seriously” and any violations will be condemned and changed.
“If these reports prove accurate, and we have every reason to believe that they are, that would be in violation,” Pompeo told media.
“I want to remind every nation that has supported these resolutions that this is a serious issue and something we will discuss with Moscow. We expect the Russians and all countries to abide by the UN Security Council resolutions and enforce sanctions on North Korea. Any violation that detracts from the world’s goal of finally, fully denuclearising North Korea would be something that America would take very seriously,” he further added.
On late Friday, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated, “talk is cheap.” “Russia cannot support sanctions with their words in the Security Council only to violate them with their actions.”
It may be mentioned that on Thursday last, the White House announced before the media that US President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean President and had responded back quickly with a letter from the US side.
Reports suggested that the correspondence from North Korea had come following the fresh concerns and problems over Pyongyang’s promise to denuclearization.