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UN: 'Sanctions cannot replace diplomacy' - Nebenzya on DPRK02:30

UN: 'Sanctions cannot replace diplomacy' - Nebenzya on DPRK

United Nations, New York City
September 17, 2018 at 21:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that sanctions against North Korea "cannot replace diplomacy", speaking from UN headquarters in New York City on Monday.

"Restrictive measures which were introduced by the Security Council resolutions against DPRK cannot be an end in itself. They have to be an instrument in tool in order to involve the country in constructive negotiations," stressed Russian representative.

The diplomat also commented on allegations of the US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley that Russian side influenced the experts and managed to change the report on North Korean sanctions, assuming that this move helped to conceal Russian violations of these sanctions.

Answering to Haley, Nebenzya claimed that "it is your delegation that banned the conveyance of the panel of experts' report to the Security Council and you are the ones who are preventing the publication of an independent report."

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Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that sanctions against North Korea "cannot replace diplomacy", speaking from UN headquarters in New York City on Monday.

"Restrictive measures which were introduced by the Security Council resolutions against DPRK cannot be an end in itself. They have to be an instrument in tool in order to involve the country in constructive negotiations," stressed Russian representative.

The diplomat also commented on allegations of the US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley that Russian side influenced the experts and managed to change the report on North Korean sanctions, assuming that this move helped to conceal Russian violations of these sanctions.

Answering to Haley, Nebenzya claimed that "it is your delegation that banned the conveyance of the panel of experts' report to the Security Council and you are the ones who are preventing the publication of an independent report."

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