6 Sep 2017 14:46

UN Security Council resolution doesn't threaten projects carried out in Russia using workers from N. Korea - labor minister

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 6 (Interfax) - The restriction on the use of workforce from North Korea envisaged by the sanctions resolution of the UN Security Council will not influence projects in the Russian Federation, Russian Labor and Social Security Minister Maxim Topilin said.

"No, it doesn't," Topilin told Interfax on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, responding to a question as to whether the resolution threatens the implementation of projects involving workers from North Korea on the territory of Russia.

The resolution drafted by the United States will not influence our relations in this area, the minister said.

The U.S. draft resolution on sanctions against North Korea presented in the UN Security Council envisages a full ban on the export of coal, iron ore, lead ore and seafood from North Korea. The document also envisages a ban on growth of North Korea workforces in other states, the creation of new joint ventures with North Korea and investment in already existing ones.