August 16, 2022

Russia’s UN ambassador slams new US sanctions against North Korea

Dmitry Polyanskiy says sanctions create ‘toxic atmosphere’ and discourage cooperation with Pyongyang

Russia’s top envoy to the United Nations voiced strong opposition to sanctions against North Korea amid U.S. efforts to impel international action in response to the DPRK’s recent string of missile tests.

The remarks come after the U.S. and eight other countries harshly criticized the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) for remaining “silent” on North Korea’s recent missile tests and pushed for more action against Pyongyang.