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Sri Lanka imports North Korean goods in violation of UN sanctions

A United Nations report has accused Sri Lanka of continuing to accept imports of North Korean textiles, despite a ban being in place.

The report, written by a group of independent experts examining the implementation of UN sanctions and submitted to the Security Council, found that North Korea had not stopped its nuclear and missile programs.

Pyongyang was also accused of violating a textile ban and exporting more than $100 million in goods to countries including Sri Lanka between October 2017 and March 2018.

“We expect the Russians and all countries to abide to the UN Security Council resolutions and enforce sanctions on North Korea,” said Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.

See more from the Independent here and Reuters here.