Russia has been accused by President Donald Trump of the United States of America of helping North Korea evade international sanctions over its continued missile activities.
Speaking during an interview with Reuters at the Oval Office Trump said Russia, a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win was not helping matters at all.
“Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during the interview. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.”
During the 53-minute interview Trump also said he was considering a big “fine” as part of an investigation into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property; that he has lost all trust in the chief Democratic Party negotiator on immigration in the Senate; and declined to clear up conflicting reports about his use of the phrase “shithole countries” in a White House meeting, which caused an international outcry.
Recall that both China and Russia signed onto the latest rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea imposed last year after the pariah nation launched another missile in defiance to a UN resolution.
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