north korea: Moscow slams US sanctions on Russian with North Korea ties – Instances of India


MOSCOW: Moscow on Friday slammed US sanctions imposed earlier this week on a Russian citizen and a Russian firm over involvement in North Korea’s nuclear programme.
Russia’s overseas ministry quoted its spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that the accusations had been “completely unacceptable”.
“With out bothering with proof, the US is making an attempt to substitute fiction for actual information,” Zakharova stated.
She added that Washington is “throwing round far-fetched and baseless accusations that Russia is selling the event of the North Korean nuclear missile programme”.
On Wednesday, the US imposed sanctions on 5 North Koreans linked to the authoritarian nation’s ballistic missile programme.
The Treasury Division stated one of many North Koreans being sanctioned was based mostly in Russia and had supplied assist to North Korea’s Second Academy of Pure Sciences, which is already topic to sanctions.
Washington additionally designated Russian citizen, Roman Anatolyevich Alar, and a Russian firm, Parsek LLC, for having “materially contributed to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their technique of supply by (North Korea).”
The transfer prohibits any dealings by US residents with the designated people and overseas firms that interact with them is also topic to sanctions.

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