TASS, August 3. The United States accused Russia in violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council on the DPRK, in particular, in ignoring orders to reduce the use of labour from this country. This is stated in the statement of U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, published Friday on the website of the U.S. mission to the organization of the international community.

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“Credible reports about Russia’s violation of UN resolutions on the workforce, Korea is worrisome, the statement reads. – These messages inspire are particularly alarming because they showed up a month later after Russia refused to recognize the violation by North Korea of restrictions on [importing] of petroleum products and has blocked the request of the United States on how to enforce the sanctions and to put an end to it” . “Words are little, the words to support sanctions in the Security Council [of the UN] and to break them,” – says the American representative.

Previously, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal published an article alleging that during the period from September 2017 to the present time thousands of DPRK nationals have received work permits in Russia, “despite the UN ban”.

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said Friday at a briefing that the issuance of work permits in Russia to citizens of the DPRK who signed contracts prior to the adoption in September 2017 for new sanctions against Pyongyang, is not contrary to the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

In September last year the UN security Council adopted resolution 2375 in response to another nuclear weapons test conducted by Pyongyang on 3 September 2017. The resolution imposed a ban on the granting of work permits to citizens of the DPRK, to purchase from the DPRK textiles, on the supply to natural gas and its condensates, the creation of joint ventures with legal entities from North Korea. Also, there were restrictions on the export of refined petroleum products – no more than 2 million barrels per year (starting in 2018).

Earlier Friday, Reuters reported that the US asked the UN security Council with a request for the inclusion in the sanctions list living in Russia the banker of the DPRK, commercial Bank “Agrosoyuz”, registered in the Russian Federation, as well as one Chinese and one North Korean organization in respect of which earlier Friday, the United States has imposed restrictive measures.