Russia vetoes UN panel's mandate to monitor North Korea sanctions | NK News
July 24, 2024

Russia vetoes UN panel’s mandate to monitor North Korea sanctions

Panel of Experts set to dissolve later this year unless 11th-hour compromise can be reached

Russia on Thursday vetoed the extension of the mandate for the U.N. Panel of Experts tasked with monitoring sanctions implementation against North Korea, arguing that the sanctions regime has lost its relevance and become detached from reality.

NK News last week detailed major disagreements among the five permanent members of the UNSC that put the future of the group in question, with anticipation growing that Russia would use its power to end the Panels’ mandate.

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