Russia and China have turned down a US request at a committee of the UN Security Council to ban supplies of oil products to the DPRK in the absence of Washington’s proofs and methodology, a UN diplomatic sources reported on Thursday.
"The American side submitted a proposal on banning the supplies of oil products to the DPRK to Committee No. 1718 on July 12," the interlocutor said. "Russia and China asked for more time to scrutinize the document and requested ample proof that the quota for the supplies had been used up."
On July 12, the US accused the DPRK of encroachments on the UN Security Council’s sanctions restricting the exports of oil products to that country. Washington also made claims about transshipment of oil products on high seas.
According to a Reuters report, the US Administration also made a demand to Moscow and Beijing that they stop any supplies of oil products to the DPRK immediately.