Russian Federation to US: 'Aggressive rhetoric' on North Korea is unacceptable

Russian Federation to US: 'Aggressive rhetoric' on North Korea is unacceptable

Russian Federation to US: 'Aggressive rhetoric' on North Korea is unacceptable

The phone call comes after Reuters reported that Russian Federation said it would mediate talks between the United States and North Korea should the two countries accept its offer and be willing to come to the negotiating table. Tillerson and Lavrov agreed that the nuclear and missile investigations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are a violation by the United Nations Security Council. "Russia's readiness to clear the way for de-escalation is obvious", said spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been trading words against each other as the country slowly inches towards achieving nuclear missile capability.

He added he has also discussed key issues on the Russia-U.S. agenda with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quite regularly, in addition to bilateral consultations held at the level of experts, and contacts between special services.

Russian Federation on Tuesday indicated that it was ready to mediate between the United States and North Korea to reduce escalating tensions, if asked to.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told state-run media that no one wants to see war on the Korean Peninsula and that he hopes the United States is not planning a military approach to resolving the situation.

"The importance of an early transition from the language of sanctions to negotiations was emphasized", the statement outlining the conversation said.

North Korea had threatened to punish all those countries who supported the bid for sanctions which was imposed following Pyongyang's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ruled out the deployment of additional military bases overseas, including in Latin America, despite an increase in military campaigns in recent years.

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