NATO wants pressure ramped up on North Korea

NATO wants pressure ramped up on North Korea

NATO wants pressure ramped up on North Korea

Putin, speaking in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok, said it was not possible to resolve the North Korean crisis with just sanctions and pressure alone.

Over the weekend, North Korea's regime carried out a nuclear test, which called for worldwide condemnation.

South Korea said it fired a volley of ballistic missiles on Monday to simulate an attack on the North's nuclear test site, followed on Tuesday by major live-fire drills at sea.

"It's ridiculous to put us on the same [sanctions] list as North Korea and then ask for our help in imposing sanctions on North Korea", said Putin.

But Brendan Thomas-Noone from the US Studies Centre said North Korea now has technology that allows it to launch missiles from road mobile launchers, on any flat surface.

Lamenting the move, which drew strong condemnation from Russia's Foreign Ministry, Antonov said he called on his American counterparts to concentrate more on what the two countries could do together, most notably the fight against worldwide terrorism.

These consulates are the property of Russian Federation and were supposed to have diplomatic immunity.

North Korea test firing a missile that flew over Japan's airspace has prompted a parliamentary debate in Japan about the specter of Japan's military acquiring cruise missiles for use in a potential pre-emptive strike on North Korea by Japan.

He also questioned the effectiveness of tightening sanctions, as the US has suggested, saying that they will not change the behavior of Kim Jong Un and his regime.

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Kim is willing to go so far as to starve his people in order to keep power, Putin said.

The Trump Administration, however, has denounced this approach as "appeasement", and insists that North Korea "only understands one thing".

However, Putin made it clear that Russian Federation was opposed to further interdictions.

The statement also referred to the UN Security Council's emergency meeting on Monday and US Ambassador Nikki Haley's request to adopt a new and tougher sanctions resolution against North Korea.

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

Sunday's test, North Korea's first since Mr Trump took office, was a "perfect success" and confirmed the precision and technology of the bomb, the regime said.

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin visit an exhibition on China's cultural heritage prior to the opening of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen on September 3, 2017.

Mr Moon had called for Moscow to support stronger sanctions against Pyongyang, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland.

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