BRICS summit: Putin says Trump is 'not my bride'

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok Russia

Russia : Country may reduce US diplomatic personnel by 155

"We are not opposed to the trilateral cooperation [with Russian Federation and South Korea], but this is not an appropriate situation for this to be implemented", Kim said after Putin's speech at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). He noted that's a clear violation of Russian's property rights, adding that he will order the Foreign Ministry to go to court, to see how "efficient the much-praised US judiciary is".

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.

South Korean media reported that North Korea may be moving a long-range missile into position. The U.S.is weighing a number of military, economic and diplomatic responses.

Putin also said he and Abe discussed the prospect of joint economic activities with Japan on the disputed Kurile islands in the Pacific.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council that Washington would present a new sanctions resolution to be negotiated in the coming days, but Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected US calls for more sanctions as "useless".

But he called for dialogue and warned against other actions that could escalate the crisis. They agreed to push the United Nations Security Council to adopt an oil embargo on the North.

"So we think that this military hysteria will not lead to good results".

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday proposed expanding economic cooperation between South Korea and Russian Federation in a wide range of areas, including energy, infrastructure and agriculture, noting those projects might set an example of co-prosperity for isolated North Korea. "This is a road to nowhere".

Russian Federation has backed eight previous UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea, including restricting coal shipments and military exports to North Korea.

Putin apparently came up with the 155 figure because he said that 155 of Russia's staff in the United States were "not really diplomats" but part of its UN mission in NY.

"The US will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)", Reuters news agency quoted him as saying.

On 31st August U.S. announced seizing of several Russian diplomatic buildings in the United States including one in San Francisco, and NY in response to Russia's action to expel as many as 755 U.S. diplomats from the country.

But he stopped short of expressing support for imposing more United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and said Russian Federation viewed them as "useless and ineffective".

North Korean leader Kim Jong, third from right, has continued missile tests and escalated the war of words with the USA over his country's nuclear arsenal.

Abe and Moon are set to reaffirm coordination in heightening pressure on North Korea at their meeting, but a diplomatic row over the issue of Korean "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels casts a shadow.

He warned that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has calculated that the survival of his regime depends on its development of nuclear weapons.

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