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Russia urges North Korea to stop nuclear and missile tests

Earlier, the US had told an emergency meeting of the UNSC that North Korea's latest test "demands that countries further isolate the Kim regime."

Reported by: AP , United Nations [ Updated: November 30, 2017 16:28 IST ]
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia

Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia has strongly urged North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile tests and calling on the US and South Korea to cancel large-scale military maneuvers scheduled for December, warning that these drills “will only inflame an already explosive situation.”

Vassily Nebenzia told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday that Russia is “deeply disappointed” at North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile launch Tuesday, stressing that Moscow doesn’t support Pyongyang “becoming a nuclear power.”

He said that Russia is strongly calling on all parties to stop the “spiral of tension.”

Nebenzia said that Russia believes the only way to resolve the situation is through “tireless and diplomatic efforts” to find “a long-term and mutually acceptable solution.”

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