April 24, 2024
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Russia calls sanctions panel an ‘obedient tool’ of North Korea’s foes after veto

Moscow’s foreign ministry accuses West of killing UN Panel of Experts by rejecting Russian proposals for sunset clauses

The U.N. Panel of Experts overseeing DPRK sanctions has become an “obedient tool” in the hands of North Korea’s foes, according to Russia’s foreign ministry, explaining why it vetoed a resolution to maintain the Panel last week.

The U.N. Security Council voted on whether to extend the Panel’s mandate last Thursday, with Russia using its veto power to block the group’s work following disagreements among the five permanent members of the council.

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