While Pompeo generally talked about the need for countries to honor their pledge to enforce sanctions, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, Russia and China directly called for American attempts to put pressure on Pyongyang increase, block.
Pompeo told reporters at the United Nations with Haley at his side that he and President Donald Trump were "optimistic" about the prospects of reaching a denuclearization agreement with Kim, though he appeared to show frustration from seeing North Korea.
"It's really pretty simple, right," said Pompeo. "And it's not mine – it's not my description of what needs to happen." "Chairman Kim has made a promise not only to President Trump but (South Korean) President Moon that he is ready to dismantle nuclear weapons. Scope and Scope This agrees with the North Koreans, which means that there is no doubt what the scope of denuclearization looks like. "
" So what do we have to see? "Asked Pompeo. "We have to see Chairman Kim doing what he promised the world, it's not very fancy, but it's the truth."
Earlier, Pompeo had said that he and Trump were optimistic that progress would be made. "President Trump remains confident about the prospects of denuclearization in North Korea," said the US diplomat. "Me too, how progress happens."
But Pompeo was with Haley in the UN to tackle problems, not progress. He found that Pyongyang illegally smuggled oil 89 times by ship-to-ship transfers 89 times in the first five months of the year.
North Korea is currently smuggling petroleum products "to levels well above those of the United Nations," Pompeo said, adding that "illegal ship-to-ship transfers are the key means by which this happens." [1
"What are you telling us?" She pointed to an attempt by the US to file a lawsuit against the UN Thursday to discipline North Korea for smuggling. China and Russia blocked the measure.
"We have photos of evidence of ship-to-ship transfer," Haley said. Regarding the US lawsuit, she added, "Well, China and Russia block it, what do they tell us, tell us that they want to continue delivering that oil, they say they need more information, we do not need it. " More information: The Sanctions Committee has what it needs and we all know it will continue. "
Pompeo also called on UN members to take action against other forms of sanctioning sanctions," including smuggling of coal by sea and smuggling overland borders and the presence of North Korean migrant workers in certain countries. "
The secretary said that North Korean cyber thievery and other criminal activities also generate significant revenue for the regime," and they must be stopped. "