Time: 12:41 AM
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday
that Russia is working to undermine UN sanction on North Korea.
"I spoke with Ambassador (to UN Nikki) Haley about this earlier today,
Russia has actively attempted to undermine the UN Security Council
resolutions, the work of the 1718 Committee, the committee of the UN evaluates
compliance with sanctions by attempting to change the language there," Pompeo
UNSC Resolution 1718 created the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on
"I hope that the 1718 committee will do what it has historically done;
remain independent, and report on the facts as known, and not allow a single
country -- in this case, Russia -- draft language and have it inserted," the
Secretary said. "I hope they will publish the original document that they
intended to publish, which shows clear activities related to sanctions and
He affirmed that the US is "as committed as ever" to enforce UNSC
resolutions which are "central" to convincing North Korean Leader Kim Jon Un
that decnuclearization on the Korean Peninsula is necessary.