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Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions

07 Septembre 2017

"Ramping up military hysteria will lead to nothing good".

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow may force the United States to cut an additional 155 of its diplomatic personnel in Russia if tensions persist between the two countries.

The newly elected South Korean president had requested the United Nations Security Council to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea to block its sources of foreign income, including cutting off its crude oil supply and banning its workers from being sent overseas. 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. "Enough is enough. War is never something the United States wants.But our country's patience is not unlimited".

China and Russian Federation, which also have denounced the nuclear test, are calling for more dialogue.

Arbatov said Putin's proposed solution - one also supported by China - is that North Korea stops its nuclear tests while the US ends its military build-up in the region as part of a multi-step plan to negotiate a diplomatic end to the crisis. "Have ever you thought about it?"

Putin said during a news conference in China on Tuesday that it was important that all parties including North Korea not face "threats of annihilation" and "step on the path of cooperation".

"The time for half-measures in the Security Council is over. We must now adopt the strongest possible measures", Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said earlier this week.

He said: "China, which accounts for 90% of North Korea's overseas trade, has a unique ability to influence the regime and the House can take heart from the fact that Beijing voted in favour of the latest sanctions resolution and condemned Pyongyang's actions in the most unsparing terms".

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.

Putin said it was clear that Pyonynag already had a nuclear capability - and in any case, there no missile defense system could offer adequate protection against conventional long-range artillery.

Putin stressed the need for a political solution, saying further sanctions and pressure would not solve the problem.

"North Korea's reckless conduct poses a grave danger to global peace and security", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an earlier joint statement with Ms Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne. South Korea has claimed that the North is making preparations for another ICBM test. On Sunday, Pyongyang detonated its sixth - and largest ever - nuclear explosion.

Moon said, "Greater cooperation between our two nations has become even more vital".

Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions