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The US and South Korea have created a group to block Russian oil supplies to the DPRK

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar28,2024

The United States and South Korea have created a group to block Russian oil supplies to the DPRK

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The United States and South Korea have created a new working group aimed at stopping North Korea from illegally purchasing oil as the impasse in the UN Security Council casts doubt on the future of international sanctions.

First meeting of the group took place in Washington on March 26. The meeting was attended by more than 30 officials from ministries and departments responsible for diplomacy, intelligence, sanctions and the maritime interdiction, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Both sides expressed concern about supplies across Russian oil to North Korea and discussed ways to end illegal cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang, the statement said.

"Oil is an important resource for North Korea's nuclear and missile development and military power", – the statement says.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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