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Russian Federation lambasts both North Korea's nuclear gambling and US' provocative conduct - Lavrov

Russian Federation lambasts both North Korea's nuclear gambling and US' provocative conduct - Lavrov

Bessho, who is this month's council president, said members are discussing a "product" from the ministerial meeting, but it isn't clear whether it might be a statement or a resolution.

During celebratory speeches, key party and military officials said that the missile test put the strategic position of North Korea on the highest level.

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. Its "compromise" will be to forego its threatened atmospheric nuclear test, which Pyongyang understands would completely galvanise the worldwide community against North Korea.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on November 30 said Beijing could do more with its oil exports to pressure North Korea.

He said: "You can't rule out any scenario, including the start of histories next great war".

Russia's foreign minister has accused the USA of not being straightforward about its intentions towards North Korea.

"But that is an assumption that I would not make".

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China, North Korea's ally, has in the past sought to block any discussion on human rights in North Korea, arguing that the Human Rights Council in Geneva was the forum for those concerns, and not the Security Council. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, denies any such intention.

"We have got to take them at their word, so this could be a global conflict". However, taking a more stern approach in dealing with the hermit kingdom, USA envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned that "the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed" if there is a war with the US.

Calling for new talks with North Korea, Lavrov added: "We have already emphasised. that the squeeze of sanctions has essentially come to an end, and that those resolutions which introduced the sanctions should have included a requirement to renew the political process, a requirement to renew talks".

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claimed the Hwasong-15 was "tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the US".

Sergey Lavrov's statement at a Rome news conference with his Italian counterpart on Friday came two days after Ambassador Nikki Haley said that if war breaks out over North Korea's missile tests, the country would be "utterly destroyed."

"If they want to find a pretext for destroying North Korea, as the United States envoy said at the UN Security Council, then let them say it outright and let the supreme American leadership confirm it". "If we have to go to war to stop this, we will".

Mr Trump has been trying to apply more pressure on the hermit kingdom and re-designated them a state sponsor of terrorism, meaning the USA can enforce even more sanctions on Kim Jong-un's regime.


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