Nebesa explained Russia’s support for new sanctions against DPRK

Vassily Nebenzia

Russia has supported the resolution of the UN Security Council to toughen sanctions against North Korea because they do not accept claims of Pyongyang on the status of nuclear powers. This was stated by Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, reports TASS.

“Russia does not accept the claims of the DPRK on the status of nuclear power and has supported all the resolutions of the Security Council calling for an end to missile and nuclear programs of Pyongyang in the interests of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Accordingly, we have supported and continue to support these resolutions imposed sanctions to encourage the DPRK to comply with Security Council”, — explained the sebenza.

He also added that Moscow believes it is wrong to leave without rigid reactions test by North Korea of hydrogen warheads for Intercontinental ballistic missiles. In addition, Moscow finds almost exhausted the potential of the measures of financial pressure on Pyongyang, and further restriction can be the equivalent of trying to strangle the economy of the country and could provoke a serious humanitarian crisis, said the sebenza.

Earlier Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution imposing new sanctions against the DPRK. According to the document, there will be restrictions on the supply to DPRK of petroleum products. Is also the limit on the supply to North Korea of crude oil — the volumes should not exceed the figures for the past 12 months. Also, the DPRK will not be able to purchase condensate and gas liquids will not be able to sell textile products.

Sunday, September 3, North Korea announced the successful underground test of a hydrogen warhead for Intercontinental ballistic missiles. Recent seismological data of Japanese experts presented on Wednesday, September 6, indicate that the power of the explosion was about 160 kilotons.

According to the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-UN, the sixth nuclear test is “a big victory for the people and proof that the DPRK is a nuclear power with Intercontinental ballistic missile with a hydrogen warhead”

USA took the initiative to submit to vote of the UN security Council draft resolution about the strengthening of sanctions against the DPRK over the nuclear test. Initially the Americans were preparing a set of tougher measures on North Korea, up to a full oil embargo and the imposition of sanctions against the Kim Jong-UN. In this regard, North Korea has warned the United States that Washington “will face the greatest pain and suffering in its history” if you continue to insist on strengthening the sanctions regime against Pyongyang and will not stop trying to promote the UN security Council “illegal resolution”.