Lavrov: US should stop aggravating situation with North Korea

Politics 10/12/2017, 9:52 PM
Lavrov: US should stop aggravating situation with North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson (right) that the US should stop aggravating the situation with North Korea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. It added that Lavrov advocated establishing common ground for dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.

This is not the first time that the Kremlin called against escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. Russian President Vladimir Putin told Tass, "We condemn Pyongyang’s decisions made in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, but fanning military rhetoric is a harmful way and it leads nowhere."

Russian government supports a peaceful solution to the problem between the two Koreas and suggested an Iran-like deal for containing Pyongyang's nuclear program, the Kremlin reiterated.

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