CHINA/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned members of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that they must ‘set the example’ by enforcing sanctions on North Korea as China and Russia suggested the council consider easing the tough measures. China and Russia said the council should reward Pyongyang for the ‘positive developments’ this year with U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un having met in June and Kim pledging to work toward denuclearization. Pompeo chaired a meeting of the 15-member council on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders after meeting with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho on Wednesday. Pompeo plans to travel to Pyongyang next month…Earlier this month, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Russia of cheating on U.N. sanctions on North Korea. The Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”

Lesley Wroughton, David Brunnstrom, “At U.N., U.S. at odds with China, Russia over North Korea sanctions,” Reuters, September 27, 2018 8:48 am