July 04, 2020

Moscow, Beijing “revised” tough sanctions proposed by U.S.: Russian FM
Kremlin hails success in stopping full oil ban, DPRK overseas labor prohibitions

Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday claimed success in having revised what it claimed had initially been a UNSC sanctions resolution that had risked "disastrous" humanitarian consequences for North Korea.

"Through intensive work with China to coordinate the resolution text, [Russia] has succeeded in revising the U.S.'s super-hard resolution, which focused on defoliating North Korea's economy and risked catastrophic humanitarian influence on North Korean," the ministry said, in comments carried by Russia's TASS and South Korea's Yonhap.