Gardner and Markey Condemn Russian Interference with a Key United Nations Report

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, joined US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley today in condemning Russian interference with a key UN Panel of Experts report concerning North Korea sanctions and calling for the release of the original version of the report, which implicates Russian entities in sanctions violations. 

“Russia is acting in bad faith, and we join Ambassador Haley’s call for transparency and accountability on sanctions enforcement at the United Nations against North Korea,” said Senators Gardner and Markey. "We urge the Panel not to cave to Russian pressure and to release the original version of the report. Countries not applying pressure are enabling North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program. In the meantime, the Trump administration should immediately increase its diplomatic efforts to compel every entity — Russian or otherwise — to comply with international sanctions against North Korea. Without this pressure, North Korea will not denuclearize."