14 Sep '18, 12am

Russia oil trade with North Korea removed from UN sanctions report at Moscow's urging

Russia oil trade with North Korea removed from UN sanctions report at Moscow's urging

Several paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow's urging, sparking US anger on Thursday. Russia at the end of August had blocked publication of the report on the implementation of sanctions against North Korea because it disagreed with findings that Pyongyang had exceeded a 2018 import cap for oil set by the sanctions imposed last year, a diplomatic source said last month. Sources at that time also said Russia blocked a US request that two Russian shipping companies and six of their vessels be sanctioned over oil shipments to the North. "Russia can't be allowed to edit and obstruct independent UN reports on North Korea sanctions just because they don't like what they say," Washington's UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement. She accused the UN panel of "caving to Russian pressure...

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