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Pentagon official accuses China of failing to enforce UNSC resolutions on North Korea

11 November 2019

Randall Schriver, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, has accused China of failing to enforce UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposed on North Korea.

Speaking on 7 November in Washington, DC, at the Defense One-sponsored panel ‘The China Gap: To Fight or Compete?’, Schriver said that although China’s leaders profess to be in favour of enforcing the sanctions, they fail to act upon it.

“We’re trying to enforce the sanctions, and the primary method by which North Korea is attempting to evade the sanctions are through illicit and illegal ship transfers, primarily coal, going out and oil going in.

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