New UN sanctions will not affect the export of Russian coal through North Korea
UN, December 22. /TASS/. New sanctions against the DPRK under the US introduced the draft resolution of the Security Council (SC) of the UN, if approved, will not affect the export of Russian coal through North Korea.
The relevant provision is included in the document, a copy of which was read Thursday to the correspondent of TASS.
The draft resolution envisages a significant tightening of restrictions against Pyongyang, including a ban on oil imports into the country without the prior consent of UN security Council restrictions on the supply of almost 90% of the refined products, and will require countries to expel North Korean migrants within 12 months from the date of adoption of the resolution. In addition, the document gives States the powers to intercept are in their territorial waters vessels suspected of coal exports to the DPRK. He was prohibited by resolution 2371 adopted in August of this year.
In the United States the draft of a new security Council decision, there is a separate paragraph stating that “no provisions of this resolution [in case of its adoption — approx. TASS] will not prevent the export of Russian coal exclusively in the framework of the railway project between Russia and North Korea “the Rajin — Khasan”.
As reported TASS in the permanent mission of Japan, which is chairing the security Council in December, the vote on the draft resolution is scheduled for 21:00 GMT Friday. The draft resolution prepared by the U.S. side in response to the DPRK on 29 November, the test of a ballistic missile of a new type “And 15”, which, according to Pyongyang’s capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and can reach any point on the continental United States. In the case of the adoption of the document sanctions against the DPRK will be tightened for the third time this year.