Trump says ‘Russia is not helping’ with North Korea

18th January 2018 - Quoted by Jeremy Diamond, Nicole Gaouette, Joshua Berlinger - CNN

US President Donald Trump may have found another whipping boy when it comes to reining in North Korea. On Wednesday, Trump accused the Kremlin of helping North Korea skirt international sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.


"I don't think that the Russians can offer what the North Koreans are really looking for," said Anthony Ruggiero, an expert in the use of targeted financial measures at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. "The North Koreans might be able to replace parts of the sanctions evasions schemes they have going in China, but they're not going to be able to pick up wholesale and move," he said.


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