June 04, 2020

Russia stalls release of UN Panel of Experts sanctions report on North Korea
Envoy cites objections over content, leaks as UNSC set to continue discussions

The release to UN member states of an interim sanctions committee report on North Korea was blocked by Russia on Thursday, according to the country's permanent mission to the UN.

The report, prepared by the Panel of Experts on the UN Security Council Resolution 1718 sanctions committee, has generated repeated public opposition from Russia in recent weeks after leaked accounts appeared in the media earlier this month.