Additional Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Nonproliferation and the Implementation and Enforcement of UN Sanctions on North Korea

Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
September 17, 2018


Deny, distract, and lie. We have heard this same song many times before. Whether it was aiding the Assad regime with chemical weapons. Whether it was the attempted murder of the Skripals with the dangerous nerve agent in the United Kingdom. Whether it was election meddling in the United States – which didn’t work, by the way. And now you’ve been cheating on sanctions agreements and have gotten caught. Lying, cheating, and rogue behavior have become the new norm of the Russian culture. The Russian Ambassador said, “No one is denying the Panel of Experts.” Well then I take that to assume that you will allow the original report of the Panel of Experts to be released.