Thursday, August 31, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Warns The U.S. That New North Korean Sanctions Could Be 'Dangerous'

US Secretary Rex W. Tillerson shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ©

Moscow Times: Russia Warns U.S. Against North Korea Sanctions

Punishing North Korea with additional sanctions would be “counterproductive and dangerous,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday.

According to an online statement on the Foreign Ministry's website, Lavrov and Tillerson discussed North Korea’s latest missile launch, Syria, and the Persian Gulf.

The United States and Russia agreed Pyongyang’s missile launch represented another serious violation of UN Security Council resolutions, while Lavrov urged the United States from taking military action against North Korea that could lead to “unpredictable consequences," the statement said.

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WNU Editor: The Russian foreign minister is basically admitting that they do not know how North Korea will respond if new sanctions are imposed.

More News On Russia's Foreign Minister Warning The U.S. That New North Korean Sanctions Could Be 'Dangerous'

Russia warns US against news sanctions on North Korea -- Washington Post/AP
Russia's foreign minister warns Tillerson: New North Korea sanctions could be 'dangerous' -- Politico
Top Russian official tells Tillerson new N. Korea sanctions would be ‘dangerous’ -- The Hill
New North Korea Sanctions Could Be 'Dangerous,' Russia Foreign Minister Tells Tillerson -- Newsweek
Russia's Lavrov Urges US to Show Restraint Over North Korea -- U.S. News & World Report

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Russia's opinion on the matter will fall on deaf ears IMO.

As long as China and a few others enable this brat, North Korea (leadership & perhaps a percentage of Apparatchiks), small punishments and 2 second time-outs won't work.

North Korea has been 'enabled' for far too long.