Moscow and Beijing have prepared a draft resolution, which proposes to remove some sanctions against North Korea, writes CNBC. Meanwhile, the USA indicate that it is not the time to go on such step, as Pyongyang threatened to conduct a large-scale provocation.
China and Russia invited the UN security Council to remove some sanctions against North Korea, but the United States said that it is not the time, says CNBC, citing compiled by Moscow and Beijing of the draft resolution. As stated by the Russian side, the purpose of this paper is to contribute to the talks between Washington and Pyongyang.In the draft resolution, inter alia, it is proposed to lift the ban on exports of seafood and textiles from North Korea, and North Koreans working abroad. In addition, it also refers to the need to abolish introduced in 2017, the requirement of repatriation of North Korean workers.The document also proposes to exempt from sanctions the UN inter-Korean cooperation projects in the field of construction of roads and Railways.To see the draft resolution was adopted for it, as noted in the article, should vote nine countries, the US, France, Britain, Russia and China should not claim their right of veto.”We’re not rushing things,” — said Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia.He explained that the sanctions that are proposed to be removed are not directly related to the nuclear program of North Korea.”It is a humanitarian issue,” the diplomat said.Meanwhile, the US state Department said that it is not the time for consideration by the UN security Council the question of lifting sanctions against North Korea, as Pyongyang’s “threatening to carry out large-scale provocation, refuses to hold a meeting to discuss denuclearization, but also continues to maintain and develop their banned programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles”.As recalled by CNBC, the sanctions that Russia and China propose now to remove, were introduced in 2016 and 2017 in an attempt to keep nuclear and missile programs of North Korea without funding.