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Putin Warns: Don't Push North Korea Into 'Dead End'

13 Septembre 2017

"I believe that President Xi agrees with me 100 per cent", he added.

Experts on North Korea have already warned that aggressive rhetoric could backfire on Trump, convincing Pyongyang that it is in imminent danger and triggering what he sees as a pre-emptive attack.

Tensions continue to escalate and on Tuesday, a senior North Korean diplomat was quoted as saying that Pyongyang was ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States.

Russian officials cheered Trump when he was elected previous year, and Putin praised him as someone who wanted to improve ties with Russia.

Putin's comments were in sharp contrast to Abe's who called for the world to put the "greatest possible pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear missile programme.

"Pyongyang's missile and nuclear program is a crude violation of UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the security of north-eastern Asia", Putin said at a news conference.

North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday, triggering warnings from the United States of a "massive military response".

Nebenzia said he hasn't seen the draft resolution and told reporters Haley's deadline is "a little premature" especially since the Security Council was on a visit to Ethiopia and isn't scheduled to meet again until September 11.

North Korea's minister of external economic relations attended the forum and gave his statement.

"I would like to say that Russian Federation is still willing to implement trilateral projects with the participation of North Korea".

"North Korea needs to be gradually involved in regional cooperation, Russia has some specific proposals that everyone knows about, which include building a joint railway connecting the Trans-Siberian Railway and Korean railways through North Korea, as well as the development of pipeline transport and North Korea's ports to name a few", the Russian leader told the plenary meeting.

Dialogue with the North does not hold water in the current raised crisis caused by launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, a test explosion of what the North claimed to be a hydrogen bomb and threats to mount further provocations.

The initial decision by Moon's predecessor Park Geun-hye to install Thaad led China to slap painful economic penalties on South Korea.

A large number of countries around the globe have condemned North Korea's intentions.

"That scenario does not suit either China or Russian Federation", said Lankov, who lived in the isolated state and is the author of "The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia".

"A military conflict on the peninsula would have disastrous consequences for the Koreans and the entire region", said Zhebin, director of the Center for Korean Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, adding that South Korea - with its 25 nuclear reactors - is especially vulnerable.

Russian Federation and China opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system, saying it has the potential of fueling an arms race.

A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles, but only two launchers been operational at the site, on a former golf course.

Putin Warns: Don't Push North Korea Into 'Dead End'