Russia only nation to veto UN monitoring of sanctions of North Korea


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Russia was the only nation to veto the annual renewal of a panel of experts who monitor the enforcement of longstanding UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile activities. The block comes as the US has accused Pyongyang of transferring weapons to the Kremlin, which Russia has used in the Ukraine war. Both countries have denied the allegations but said there was a desire to strengthen military relations last year. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un met at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome in September, when the North Korean leader had pledged his support to Moscow to...