“Increased sanctions pressure on Pyongyang is not only futile, but also extremely dangerous from the point of view of the consequences of such measures,” TASS quoted Nebenzi as saying at a meeting of the Security Council.

According to him, the sanctions package adopted against the DPRK in 2016-2017 first of all hit the lives of ordinary citizens of the country.

Earlier, Russia and China vetoed in the UN Security Council a draft US resolution on strengthening sanctions against the DPRK.