Moscow has lengthy referred to as for the 2 sides to carry negotiations aimed toward lowering tensions over the nuclear and missile programme North Korea is pursuing in defiance of years of UN Safety Council resolutions.
“Russia’s readiness to clear the way in which for de-escalation is apparent,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned in a cellphone name with reporters.
Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov referred to as on Monday for Washington and Pyongyang to begin negotiations, saying Russia was able to facilitate such talks.
Although US diplomats have mentioned they’re pursuing a diplomatic resolution, President Donald Trump has mentioned Pyongyang should decide to giving up its nuclear weapons earlier than any talks can start.
The UN Safety Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Friday in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile check, a transfer North Korea referred to as an act of conflict, tantamount to a whole financial blockade.
(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Modifying by Katya Golubkova and Robin Pomeroy)
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