The Rosett Report

Without Bolton, What Happens With UN Sanctions on North Korea?

UN sanctions are only as useful as the will of the feckless UN to enforce anything — and the usual practice at the UN is to prevaricate and cheat. Previous U.S. ambassadors to the UN, such as Richard Holbrooke and John Negroponte, have had a dismal record of calling the UN to account on such stuff — remember Oil-for-Food. John Bolton has managed the amazing art of getting resolutions passed while still– as far as possible for anyone working for the State Department — telling it like it is. With John Bolton soon to be gone, what’s the value of UN sanctions on North Korea?