NEW YORK (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state.
FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonThe updates to an implementation assistance note - first issued in August 2018 - will be approved by the council’s 15-member North Korea sanctions committee on Friday if there are no objections, diplomats said.
North Korea has been subjected to U.N. Security Council sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
An independent U.N. human rights investigator last month called for sanctions on North Korea to be eased because they may be worsening problems from the coronavirus lockdown.
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