China, Russia Propose Lifting Sanctions on North Korea for Humanitarian Purposes at U.N. Security Council

December 17, 2019 | Radio Free Asia

China and Russia Monday made a draft resolution proposing that the U.N. Security Council lift sanctions-mandated bans on North Korean exports of statues, seafood and textiles in what Moscow says is a move to encourage dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington.

The draft also proposed the end of a ban on the dispatch of North Korean workers overseas, and the cancellation of a deadline set in 2017 that requires North Korean workers to be repatriated by next week. The draft would also remove inter-Korean rail and road projects from U.N. sanctions.

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