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Rubio Supports New U.S. Sanctions Against Russian Financial Institution For Helping North Korea to Evade Sanctions

Jun 19, 2019 | Comunicados de Prensa

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued a statement after the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the imposition of new sanctions against the Russian Financial Society, a Moscow-based foreign financial institution, for assisting the North Korean regime’s efforts to evade U.S. sanctions and access the international financial system.

“The Treasury Department’s imposition of sanctions against the Russian Financial Society today reminds us that, under Vladimir Putin’s watch, far too many Russian entities are enabling the North Korean regime to evade international sanctions,” Rubio said. “Until Kim Jong Un agrees to comprehensively, verifiably and irreversibly dismantle his threatening arsenal of nuclear and missile programs, it’s critical for all nations to join the United States in maximizing pressure against Pyongyang and holding accountable all of the North Korean regime’s enablers.”

Rubio is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Majority Administrative Cochairman of the Senate National Security Working Group.