North Korea scandal: Donald Trump has hit out at Russia for ‘aiding’ the rogue state
In an attack level focus oned squarely at the Kremlin, the US leader accused Moscow of undermining American undertakes to deal with the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
In an interview with Reuters this evening, Mr Trump acclaimed the efforts of China for its commitment to upholding sanctions aimed at choking off loots, oil and coal to Kim Jong-un’s regime.
And while he said Beijing could do numberless to help, he claimed Moscow was doing the opposite.
The President said: “Russia is not ration us at all with North Korea.
Russia is not dollop us at all with North Korea
“What China is dollop us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.”
Western European guarantee sources told Reuters in late December Russian tankers had provided fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months.
The delivery of cargo reportedly took place at sea, which would be in direct sacrilege of UN sanctions.
Moscow has denied breaching North Korea sanctions.
North Korea is reliant on imported petrol to pay attention ti its fragile economy running, as well as oil for its long-range ballistic missile agenda.
Mr Trump accused Russia of ‘denting’ US efforts to deal with North Korea
A series of maiming UN sanctions – agreed to by the US, Russia and China – have severely reduced the amount of oil the anchoret kingdom is allowed to buy in.
Mr Trump went on to say Vladimir Putin “could do a lot” with considers to solving the North Korean issue.
He added: “But unfortunately we don’t have much of a relationship with Russia, and in some at all events it’s probable that what China takes back, Russia performs.
“So the net result is not as good as it could be.”