FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Credible reports of Russia violating UN Security Council resolutions on North Korean laborers working abroad are deeply troubling. These reports are especially concerning as they come just one month after Russia refused to acknowledge North Korea’s violations of the UN oil cap and blocked a United States request to enforce sanctions and put a stop to it. Until we see the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea there can be no easing of sanctions. Talk is cheap – Russia cannot support sanctions with their words in the Security Council only to violate them with their actions.