Several paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow's urging, sparking U.S. anger on Thursday. Those amendments have only increased the quality of the report, the mission said. It said some products allegedly were off-loaded from Russian ships.
In the months following a June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reports from the Chinese and Russian borders with the North have shown indications of an uptick in underground cross-border commerce.
The report had been blocked for publication by Russian Federation last month, with Moscow claiming it disagreed with its findings.
"This is a risky precedent and a stain on the important work of the panel", Haley said, calling for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published.
The U.S. Department of Treasury said it's sanctioning China Silver Star, . which it called "nominally a Chinese IT company, but in reality. managed and controlled by North Koreans".
The US implemented sanctions to put mounting pressure on North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons programme.
The announcement highlighted findings of the UN Security Council that revenue generated from overseas North Korean businesses contributes to the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
"These actions are meant to stop the flow of illicit revenue to North Korea from overseas information technology workers disguising their true identities and hiding behind front companies, aliases, and third-party nationals", treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
Russian Federation "obtained the removal of the main part of the paragraphs" concerning it, a diplomat said, speaking anonymously.
Russian Federation argued the report filed to take into consideration Moscow's own analysis of the sanctions and that it had relied too heavily on intelligence from the US.