Russian FM denies violating UNSC resolutions on N Korea

Moscow, Nov 11 (UNI) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denied on Saturday that Russia’s cooperation with North Korea violated UN Security Council resolutions after the West repeatedly claimed that Pyongyang was allegedly transferring arms to Moscow.

“The accusations made by the ‘collective West’ of ‘illegal’ military-technical cooperation between Russia and North Korea are unfounded and unsubstantiated … Russia is responsible in fulfilling its international obligations, including Security Council resolutions. This does not prevent us from deepening traditional relations of friendship and cooperation with our neighbors, including North Korea,” Zakharova was quoted as saying by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

She stated that the United States and Japan, which have reiterated the accusations against Russia during a G7 summit in Tokyo, had no investigative powers. Zakharova also accused the US and its “satellite states” of violating international norms and UN Security Council resolutions by funneling weapons to Ukraine.


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