North Korea sanctions are ‘useless’ and ‘ineffective’
Russia’s President responds to growing calls for tougher measures against Kim Jong Un after his latest nuclear test. New sanctions against North Korea would be “useless” and “ineffective”, Vladimir Putin has said.
The Russian President said imposing tougher sanctions on the regime of Kim Jong Un over its nuclear missile program would not change the leadership in Pyongyang, but could lead to large-scale human suffering. Speaking after a BRICS summit in China, Mr. Putin, while condemning North Korea’s actions as “provocative”, also warned against further ramping up military hysteria, saying it could lead to “global catastrophe”. Big threats from Trump benefit Kim Jong Un. His comments followed a terse UN Security Council meeting on Monday at which the US warned the approach of imposing “incremental” sanctions against the secretive nation had not worked. Sky News