>> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, slamming North Korea on Friday, saying Pyongyang's continued work on weapons programs was inconsistent with its leader's commitment to denuclearize. Pompeo recently told a Senate committee hearing that North Korea was continuing to produce nuclear bomb fuel.>> Yes, they continue to produce vessel material.
And earlier this week US spy satellites detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory. Asked about this on Friday, Pompeo told reporters that, quote, we can see we still have a ways to go to achieve the ultimate outcome we're looking for. This comes the same day the US Treasury Department announced it was sanctioning a Russian bank for facilitating a transaction with a person tied to North Korea's nuclear weapon's program.
Additionally, UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, accused Moscow of violating UN sanctions on North Korea, citing credible reports that Russia was issuing work permits to North Koreans. Russia denied a report by the Wall Street Journal, which said more than 10,000 new North Korean workers have registered in Russia since September, citing records from Russia's interior ministry.