April 24, 2024

US delays vote to extend UN sanctions panel on North Korea

Lack of ‘consensus’ behind decision as Russia threatens to veto unless sanctions regime loosened, sources says

The United States delayed a much anticipated Security Council vote on Friday that would decide whether the Panel of Experts (PoE) would continue, multiple sources told NK News

In an exclusive report last week, NK News detailed major disagreements among the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) that put the future of the group in question. Russia appeared likely to veto the PoE’s mandate.

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