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China blocks release of UN report on NKorea

China blocks release of UN report on NKorea

China is blocking the release of a report by United Nations experts that accuses North Korea of violating U.N. sanctions.
The report says North Korea has violated a ban on the export and import of ballistic missile and nuclear-related items as well as conventional arms and luxury goods.
China's U.N. Ambassador Li Baodong said Tuesday that Beijing needs more time to study the 81-page report.
Li spoke to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the Security Council. The meeting was to discuss the implementation of two rounds of sanctions against the North and the experts' findings.
The report was obtained Monday by The Associated Press. It claims North Korea remains "actively engaged" in exporting ballistic missiles, components and technology to numerous customers in the Middle East and South Asia.


Updated : 2021-04-15 07:58 GMT+08:00