U.S. may begin to monitor Russia’s eastern ports over North Korean sanctions
The administration of the White House plans to undertake special monitoring of several Russian ports in Primorsky Krai in light of the implementation of sanctions against North Korea. Such a provision is included in a bill adopted Thursday by the U.S. Congressional House of Representatives.
If the law is passed, the U.S. president will be obliged to provide congressmen with a full report annually, for a period of five years, on the ports and airports involved in the violation of sanctions against North Korea by any countries. In particular, as RIA Novosti informs, this refers to Vladivostok, Nakhodka and Vanino, as well as ports in China, Iran, Syria and other countries.
Within the same bill, it is proposed that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security be given the right to inspect air and sea vessels that visited North Korea.