Rferl on 10th August reported that Russia and China have blocked a US proposal to add –
- a Russian bank – Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank for allegedly helping North Korea evade UN-imposed restrictions on financial transactions;
- Moscow-based North Korean banker – Ri Jong Won, the deputy representative of North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank (FTB) in Moscow; and
- what the US said were 2 North Korean front companies of FTB – Dandong Zhongsheng Industry & Trade and Korea Ungum Corporation,
to a UN blacklist. They have already been added to the US sanctions lists.