How secondary sanctions impact Russia's position on North Korea | NK News
June 13, 2024

How secondary sanctions impact Russia’s position on North Korea

Moscow sees the measures as part of a wider plan to undermine its foreign policy

Demonstrating its traditional solidarity with Beijing over the Korean security crisis, Moscow has backed Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's plea for loosening economic restrictions against Pyongyang, made last week during a ministerial-level meeting at the UN.

That Moscow should support such measures should come as no surprise, given that Russian deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov declared only weeks prior that the time had come for the UN Security Council to consider easing sanctions against the DPRK.

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