At UN, US accuses Russian Federation of 'cheating' on North Korea sanctions

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia of'systematic sanctions violations

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia of'systematic sanctions violations

"And now they've been caught", Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday in an emergency session of the Security Council she called late last week.

The U.S. Mission announced Friday evening that the meeting will 'discuss the implementation and enforcement of United Nations sanctions on North Korea'.

The United States has called for an "urgent" meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Monday to address recent efforts by "some member ['s]" to "undermine and obstruct" United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

Haley, who holds the rotating Security Council presidency for the month of September, called the meeting to accuse Russia of engaging in a "cover-up" of its sanctions violations, saying the country is "cheating" and that the US has "evidence of consistent and wide-ranging Russian violations". It said some products allegedly were off-loaded from Russian ships, which were identified in the report.

China and Russian Federation have argued that North Korea should be rewarded with the prospect of eased sanctions for opening up dialogue with the United States and halting missile tests. And it said North Korea is violating sanctions by transferring coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo and financial sanctions.

U.N. Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo told the council that "there continue to be signs the DPRK is maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program", adding that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "remains unable to access the DPRK and verify the correctness and completeness of the DPRK's declarations under its safeguards agreement", referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.

Haley said earlier this year that successively tough Security Council sanctions resolutions adopted unanimously had cut off all North Korean exports, 90 percent of its trade, and disbanded its pool of workers send overseas to earn hard currency. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in will try to inject new life into the diplomatic talks when he meets Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a summit that will mark the first time a South Korean leader visits its northern neighbor in more than a decade.

In July, the Trump administration sent evidence to the United Nations committee that showed that North Korea "breached" United Nations sanctions by surpassing the annual cap for refined petroleum products, according to documents obtained by CBS News.

Seahawks vs. Bears: Chicago, Seattle vying for first win of 2018
Chicago's young signal caller struggled through most of his rookie season, but he showed flashes of promise against the Packers. The Bears' offense, which was so effective in the first 30 minutes going off Nagy's play script, missed opportunities.

Haley said Washington has tracked some 148 cases this year of oil tankers delivering fuel to North Korea obtained through ship-to-ship transfers at sea in breach of a United Nations cap.

"Step by step, sanction by sanction, and time and time again, Russian Federation is working across the board to undermine the sanctions regime", Haley said.

From coal shipments to revived construction projects to planes ferrying Chinese tourists to Pyongyang, China has reopened the door to both legal and illegal trade with the North, throwing the North Korean government a vital lifeline while derailing USA diplomacy.

All these activities are 'generating significant revenues for the regime and they must be stopped, ' he said.

"Why after voting for sanctions 11 different times is Russian Federation backing away from them?"

"We've seen the original report and we know the truth - the Panel should do the right thing and release it", she said. "Now for China and Russian Federation to block it, what are they telling us?"

Chinese U.N. Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said Beijing implements sanctions on North Korea and warned that confronting Pyongyang would be a "dead end".

Recommended News

  • Flaunt Your Style at Your Office with Graceful Jewellery

    This is why it is best to avoid jewellery that will draw unwanted attention and take away the focus from what you are presenting. A delicate diamond ring, a simple platinum or gold band looks great and works well with both Indian as well as western outfits.
    Richard Gere becoming a father again at 69

    Richard Gere becoming a father again at 69

    Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva , who Wednesday back in April, have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. In the pic, Richard also has his hand on his wife's belly as the couple stood with their heads bowed before the Dalai Lama .
    Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    The former bodybuilder sat down at a table and started eating -and did not stop until he had consumed almost 100 plates of sushi . A German athlete has been banned from an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Bavaria for eating too much, according to reports.
  • Karan Johar’s Twitter timeline features non-stop praise for Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan

    Karan Johar’s Twitter timeline features non-stop praise for Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan

    If you do decide to watch Manmarziyaan over the weekend, we would love to know your thoughts on it. This is the reason why the topic of the movie remains in discussion.
    IOS 12 Officially Released: New Features, Compatible Devices and More

    IOS 12 Officially Released: New Features, Compatible Devices and More

    So this definitely has the potential to be a very important update for devices not launched in the past couple of years or so. As for compatability, iOS 12 is available on the iPhone 5s and newer iPhones, and the majority of the iPad devices.
    Born Afghan, Bangladeshi refugees to get citizenship: Imran Khan

    Born Afghan, Bangladeshi refugees to get citizenship: Imran Khan

    So, let's wait and watch how things go - whether the person remains under army control or doesn't remain under its control. But we have no other option but to engage in dialogue. "Pakistan has its own nature and we can not change it".
  • Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo, says Bale

    Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo, says Bale

    It's just unfortunate it's in a final. "Yes, I suppose it's not quite as bad as it looked but I suppose he should save it".

    Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

    More than 60 people have been killed, mostly in landslides triggered by heavy rains, with the majority in Benguet province. It then skirted south of Hong Kong and the neighboring gambling hub of Macau, before making landfall in China.
    Amazon launches Storefronts for U.S.  businesses

    Amazon launches Storefronts for U.S. businesses

    The new platform is called Storefronts and contains a collection of over one million products from almost 20,000 businesses. Amazon today unveiled Storefronts , a section of its website dedicated to small and medium-sized business.
  • Google's search engine for China would link searches to phone numbers

    Google's search engine for China would link searches to phone numbers

    However, the prototype search, dubbed Dragonfly , is raising the eyebrows of human rights advocates this early due to its privacy implications.
    Brett Cullen is Thomas Wayne in the Joker Movie

    Brett Cullen is Thomas Wayne in the Joker Movie

    The standalone Joker movie has found its Thomas Wayne. "I'm no longer doing that movie", Baldwin told USA Today in late August. Baldwin was on board to play the role in the origin movie but had to drop out at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts.
    70th Primetime Emmy Awards: What Time Do The 2018 Emmys Start?

    70th Primetime Emmy Awards: What Time Do The 2018 Emmys Start?

    You can also catch NBC's 70th Emmy Awards Arrival Special starting at 7:30 PM Eastern & 4:30 PM Pacific. This year's hosts are Colin Jost and Michael Che , the " Saturday Night Live " Weekend Update pair.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.