US warns Russia, others on enforcing N Korea sanctions

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GB news 24 desk//

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a bilateral meeting with South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Russia, China and others against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea.

He says Washington will take seriously any action that reduces pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Pompeo told reporters the US has new, credible reports that Russia has violated UN sanctions by allowing joint ventures with North Korean companies and issuing new permits for North Korean guest workers. He says the reports will be raised with Moscow and roundly condemned.

Pompeo says he remains optimistic that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will follow through on his pledge to President Donald Trump to denuclearize. But he says the timeline for the North’s full and final denuclearization remains a work in progress.

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