Haley: Not lifting N.Korea sanctions just yet

Politics 11/9/2018, 2:16 AM
Haley: Not lifting N.Korea sanctions just yet

United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Halley said that the US will not allow Russia to lift sanctions on North Korea as Pyongyang hasn't done "anything to warrant getting rid of the sanctions yet."

“What they’re looking for is to lift banking restrictions, which are exactly some of the things we know they’re not following through on appropriately,” Haley told media following a closed UN Security Council consultations on sanctions against Pyongyang that Russia requested. "We know exactly why they’re trying to do it. We’re not going to let it happen,” she added.

Haley also said that North Korea canceled this week's talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo because "they weren't ready" but added that a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is still on after January 1.

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