Russian Federation not helping on North Korea

Elias Hubbard
December 16, 2017

"We very much hope that the USA will be able to help resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula", Nebenzya said, directly addressing Tillerson. "There are a lot of nations that agree with us - nearly everybody", Trump said.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Putin and Trump had also spoken about establishing s with North Korea.

"We don't recognize North Korea as a nuclear state, we think that all the things happening there are counterproductive", declared Putin, according to Real Clear Politics.

He also accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign of damaging the USA political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek a new term in office in a March election and stand as an independent candidate while hoping for support from more than one political party. He added that there is a "deep state" in the USA that is fuelling hostility towards Russian Federation.

Tillerson later in remarks to the United Nations Security Council in NY said the United States is calling on Russian Federation and China to go beyond sanctions already imposed by the council and cut off all oil shipments as well as end guest worker programs for thousands of North Korean workers.

Today, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to address the UN Security Council how to deal with North Korea's nuclear weapons and long-range missile tests. North Korea's Foreign Ministry issued a statement strongly condemning the drills and noting that Washington's campaign to demonize Pyongyang was leading to a war, while North Korea only "pursues a legitimate and fair aim by strengthening its means of nuclear deterrence". After the launch, Pyongyang announced that the Hwasong-15 missile was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, while the entire U.S. territory was within its range. The two also discussed the crisis in North Korea and bilateral relations. It cited North Korea's November 29 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which the regime has claimed is capable of carrying a nuclear weapon to anywhere in the U.S.

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