Russia and China will not support sanctions against the DPRK in connection with the recent tests of ballistic missiles conducted by North Korea. About this newspaper «Izvestia» citing a source in the Russian diplomatic circles.
The vote on a new package of sanctions should take place in the UN Security Council in the coming days. A draft resolution was prepared by the United States.
The planned restrictions include an embargo on energy supplies to Pyongyang and the ban on North Korean workers abroad.
Russia and China intend to submit its own plan to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The position of Moscow and Beijing increases the likelihood of the introduction of U.S. secondary sanctions against Chinese and possibly Russian companies, the newspaper notes.
July 4, the DPRK authorities announced the successful testing of ballistic long-range missiles which landed in the sea of Japan after flying about 930 kilometers. Before falling into the waters of the sea of Japan, the missile was airborne for 37 minutes. Japanese authorities said the missile fell in the exclusive economic zone of the state (EEZ). Pyongyang first announced the successful launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), potentially capable of reaching US territory. The launch was made the day before the opening of the summit Big twenty, which the G20 leaders should, in particular, to discuss ways of dealing with the arms race of the DPRK.