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US Ambassador Haley: Russia wants to lift bank restrictions on N Korea

  • Published at 12:00 pm November 9th, 2018
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File Photo: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured), announcing the US's withdrawal from the UN's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, US, June 19, 2018 Reuters

She added that Russia had not followed the restrictions appropriately

The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday that Russia wants to lift banking restrictions on North Korea put in place to try to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program, but the United States would not let that happen.

“What they’re looking for is to lift banking restrictions,” Haley said after a closed-door security council meeting on North Korea sanctions also attended by Russia’s envoy.

She added that Russia had not followed the restrictions appropriately. “So now we know what their agenda is, we know exactly why they’re trying to do it and we’re not going to let it happen.”