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Tillerson, Russian foreign minister emphasize agreement on North Korea in call

30 December, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference following the talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow Russia

Moscow is prepared to act as a mediator between the United States and North Korea, but the conflicting sides should give their consent to this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Russia is ready if both sides need it and want it", Peskov said on Tuesday. The immediate change of the implementation of sanctions for a process of dialogue was also called in the conversation, referring to the new package of sanctions recently passed by the UN Security Council and described as unfair by North Korea.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Wednesday that top diplomats from the U.S. and Russian Federation have agreed that they will not recognize Pyongyang as a nuclear power.

State Department Heather Nauert said in a statement that "both sides agreed that they will continue to work towards a diplomatic solution to achieve a denuclearised Korean peninsula". The main anti-terrorist task in Syria is routing the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with leader of Syria's Tomorrow opposition movement Ahmad Jarba on Wednesday.




On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in response to last month's launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the USA mainland. North Korea claims the missile is capable of delivering nuclear warheads anywhere in the continental United States.

The resolution's requirement of a 24-month period for North Korean workers to return home "is the minimum acceptable period necessary to deal with the logistical aspects of the issue", said Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasilly Nebenzia.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials for their role in Pyongyang's ballistic missile program.

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