US will impose sanctions on Russia, N Korea for any new arms deals

North Korea munitions (sanctions on Russia and north Korea)

The Biden administration “won’t hesitate” to impose more sanctions on Russia and North Korea if they conclude any new arms deals, the US Department of State has said.

“We have taken a number of actions already to sanction entities that brokered arms sales between North Korea and Russia and we won’t hesitate to impose additional actions if appropriate,” State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

It was troubling that Russia and North Korea are discussing increased cooperation that could violate UN Security Council resolutions, he said.

“When you see what looks to be increased cooperation and probably military transfers, that is quite troubling and would potentially be in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions,” Miller said.

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