Putin warns of Korean 'global catastrophe'

Trevor Jackson
September 6, 2017

"But we won't do that yet", he said.

"Nebenzya noted that in the current situation, we are calling on everyone to be calm because the settlement of the Korean issue is only possible through the diplomatic and political means", the Kremlin spokesman said.

On August 5th, the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to impose more restrictive measures against Pyongyang, banning exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood, with the main burden for the implementation falling on China.

"We will defend our allies and our territory", Haley said.

Putin said that Russian Federation would sue the US over the closure, an action that was confirmed later by the Kremlin. He says that there's "no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue" besides "peaceful dialogue".

Putin spoke in China after a BRICS summit, which also included Brazil, India and South Africa.

When announcing the decision to close the U.S. sites, a State Department spokesman noted "Russia will still maintain more diplomatic and consular annexes in the United States than we have in Russian Federation".

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

As we reported on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told an emergency Security Council meeting on Monday that Pyongyang was "begging for war".

Seoul estimated the blast's yield at 50 kilotons, more than three times the size of the bomb detonated over Hiroshima in 1945.

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"Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless, it's a dead end", he said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is here in Russia's Far East to attend the Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Russian President Vladmir Putin but, first on President Moon's itinerary here in Vladivostok was a one-on-one with his Russian counterpart.

"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", Han Tae-song said, referring to the acronym for the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The most recent measures, imposed last month following Pyongyang's July firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the U.S. mainland into range, zeroed in on the economy.

Russian authorities have explained the boost in trade by a rise of exports to North Korea, primarily oil products.

At the present time, North Korea has test-fired a number of missiles, including two long-range ones in July and an intermediate-range one in August that overflew the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

North Korea's weekend nuclear test is fueling a new round of USA threats to attack them militarily.

"The idea that some have suggested a so-called "freeze for freeze" is insulting", USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

The only way forward with the rogue regime is through diplomatic means, he argued. China added that the United States military drills are worsening tensions.

The American plan to close the three diplomatic facilities followed Moscow's order for nearly half of U.S. personnel to leave their positions in Russian Federation and the seizure of two USA diplomatic properties in response to expanded sanctions passed by Congress.

That could have major reverberations: China is the largest trading partner of both the North and the United States.

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