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North Korea Sanctions Should Be Eased During Covid, UN Says

  • Official cites the ‘risk of starvation’ amid drastic measures
  • Kim Jong Un’s regime claims it has no coronvirus cases
Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Source: Korea News Service/AP

World powers should consider easing some sanctions on North Korea as the risk of starvation due to Covid-19 restrictions increases, a United Nations official said.

Drastic containment measures taken by Kim Jong Un’s regime have left the country completely isolated from the world and its people deprived of the most basic necessities, Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, told reporters Friday.