United Nations warns of the impact of international sanctions on North Korea

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United Nations has warned of “uncalculated effects” of international sanctions on UN humanitarian projects for North Korea.

The warning came in an annual report prepared by a group of UN experts charged with verifying the application of sanctions and its effects on North Korea.

“Despite the conditions of exemption and the ICRC’s efforts to implement sanctions, UN agencies and humanitarian organizations continue to suffer unintended consequences for their humanitarian programs, making it impossible to work normally in North Korea,” the UN said.

According to the report, the main areas of concern to the international organization are the “late receipt of exemptions, the collapse of the banking channel, the delay in customs clearance, the decrease in the number of foreign suppliers willing to support humanitarian assistance, the increase in the cost of humanitarian-related materials and operations,

In its report, Amnesty International recommended that the Security Council’s sanctions review committee review requests for humanitarian relief from sanctions in a “time-limited” manner and that the international organization conduct an “assessment of the humanitarian impact”.

It is noteworthy that the Security Council had imposed in 2017 economic sanctions and trade was considered the most powerful in the 21st century on Pyongyang, the North Korean government to continue its nuclear and missile tests.

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