Russia scolds DPRK ‘nuclear adventures’ & US desire to ‘inflate region with weapons’

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November 25 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Russia will not accept North Korean missile and nuclear adventures in flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolution. This statement was made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. The US provokes the DPRK, Lavrov believes, despite the fact that Pyongyang has not conducted any missile launches or nuclear tests for two months.

“Washington seemed to be unhappy nd was trying to do something that would irritate and provoke Pyongyang, ” Lavrov said.

He stressed that Moscow, along with Beijing and representatives of several other states, insists on the implementation of other provisions of the Security Council resolution and the resumption of negotiations. At the same time, the measures taken by Washington, according to the head of Russian diplomacy, are not proportional to the threat coming from North Korea.

Lavrov drew the attention of Russian partners to the inadmissibility of attempts to militarize and immeasurably inflate the Asia-Pacific region with weapons and military equipment under the pretext of counteracting the North Korean nuclear threat.

Moscow and Tokyo agreed to continue cooperation on the settlement of the situation on the Korean peninsula.

“I stressed that the full implementation of the UN resolution is necessary for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, which is a common task for Japan and Russia, and it was agreed to continue to work closely in this area,” Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono confirmed.

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