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Plugging a New Gap in Monitoring Sanctions on North Korea

Russia used its Security Council veto to terminate a UN panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, complicating efforts to contain Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

  • In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Christopher Green, Richard Gowan and Maya Ungar delve into the consequences.

What happened?

On 28 March, Russia vetoed the renewal of the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring UN sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as North Korea prefers to be known.

The eight-member Panel ceased work on 30 April after a…

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