Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies

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Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies

Asked by a reporter if he was disappointed with Trump, Putin said: "Whether I am disappointed or not, your question sounds very naive - he is not my bride and, likewise, I am neither his bride nor bridegroom". Putin has called for talks with North Korea, warning against "military hysteria".

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un would have his people "eat grass" before giving up his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Russian Federation condemns NKorea's nuclear test as "provocative", President Putin told a televised news conference in China.

Putin stated during a briefing after a BRICs summit in China: "We have supplies of 40,000 tonnes of oil and oil products to North Korea a quarter".

Last year, China shipped just over 96,000 tonnes of gasoline and nearly 45,000 tonnes of diesel to North Korea, where it is used across the economy, from fishermen and farmers to truckers and the military.

Tests conducted in July led the U.N. Security Council, including China and Russian Federation, to vote unanimously to tighten existing sanctions and to impose strict new sanctions on Pyongyang, which is certainly cause for cautious optimism. "But we all know that Senate confirmation provides enhanced credibility and stability", Murphy said. "It could lead to global catastrophe with lots of victims".

Putin denounced North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday, saying Russian Federation did not recognize its nuclear status.

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In response to the latest tests, the South Korean Navy announced Tuesday it conducted live-fire drills off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula to check its "immediate operational readiness" after the country's air force and army conducted their own joint drills.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula could become unpredictable if Pyongyang did not halt its "provocative actions" after its latest nuclear bomb test. Putin repeated boilerplate about how he and President Donald Trump defended their national interests, but laced his remarks with bitter jokes. The crisis took a turn for the worse when Pyongyang detonated over the weekend what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a missile.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his Foreign Ministry to sue the USA government over the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Commenting on the latest twist in the row for the first time on Tuesday, Mr Putin poured scorn on the U.S. for the "boorish manner" in which the Russian diplomatic properties had been seized and questioned the competency of Washington policy makers.

He said the United States was erroneously counting 155 Russian diplomats working at the United Nations headquarters in NY as being Russian diplomats on USA soil.

Nebenzia said he hasn't seen the draft resolution and told reporters Haley's deadline is "a little premature" especially since the Security Council was on a visit to Ethiopia and isn't scheduled to meet again until September 11. Nebenzia also said the U.N. Security Council may need "a separate political resolution that stresses diplomacy rather than sanctions".

Drawing a parallel between USA interventions against Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi and the current North Korean situation, Putin suggested that Pyongyang would abandon its nuclear weapons if the safety of the regime were guaranteed.

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