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Russian Federation rejects Washington call to cut ties with N Korea

02 December 2017, 12:26 | Rufus Hill

Russian Federation rejects Washington call to cut ties with N Korea

Russian Federation rejects Washington call to cut ties with N Korea

"The U.S. role in the world is visibly diminishing". For instance, if there were to be a conflict with North Korea I think it's entirely possible that China and maybe Russian Federation would come in on Pyongyang's side.

Last month President Donald Trump said that Russian Federation was hurting USA efforts to disarm North Korea of its nuclear weapons and its move to reject and condemn calls to cut ties with Pyongyang proves Trump right.

Chinese state media wrote a snappy editorial telling the U.S. to back off from insisting Beijing cut off North Korea.

Washington urged tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council Thursday and President Donald Trump complained that North Korea's neighbor China has failed to convince Kim to back down.

Last month, President Donald Trump said Russian Federation was hurting USA efforts to disarm the North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

"We are really asking them please restrain more oil, not take it off completely - that was the most effective tool the last time North Korea came to the table was cutting the oil off", Tillerson told reporters. "We have the impression that it was all done specially to get Kim Jong Un to "fly off the handle" and take another reckless step".

North Korea carried out its new missile test early on Wednesday after a 75-day pause.

"It's as if the recent actions of the United States are consciously directed to provoke Pyongyang towards other radical actions", Russia's top diplomat said.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a panel discussion after his remarks on U.S. The escalation in tensions came as a disappointment for Moscow, which is advocating a "double freeze" approach, in which North Korea halts missile and nuclear tests and the United States stops its military maneuvers. And then suddenly. they announced large-scale exercises in December.

He also complained that the United States was "totally ignoring" a U.N. demand for talks with North Korea. "Let them say it directly. then we can take a decision about how to react", said Mr Lavrov. Both countries, he said, are "concerned that the US has not offered a diplomatic option", which increases the possibility of war, "and that would be a catastrophe for the whole region".

"I think it's a big mistake", said Lavrov.

China, meanwhile, unveiled its powerful new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile, likely ready for deployment in 2018, the timing of which Armstrong said could be meant to "both, dissuade the North Koreans from continuing down this path and to tell the Americans that the Chinese are dealing with it in their own way".

Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.



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