Published: Sat, September 30, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Military action in Korea will lead to "catastrophic consequences": Moscow

Military action in Korea will lead to

Mikhail Ulyanov, the head of the non-proliferation and arms controls department, described the USA approach as a dead end and said the tool of sanctions had nearly been exhausted.

China echoed Russia's concerns, and said war on the peninsula would have "no winners".

Russian Federation and China have previously said they both support a "suspension-for-suspension" approach to reign in North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program.

"We hope both USA and North Korean politicians have sufficient political judgment to recognize that resorting to military force will never be a desirable way to resolve the issue of the peninsula and their own concerns", Lu said.

The North sent a delegation to Russia's Eastern Economic Forum, held from September 6 to 7 in Vladivostok, and diplomats at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang held a ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's visit to Russia.

Burmistrov, Russia's deputy nuclear negotiator, visited the DPRK in late July to discuss issues involving the Korean Peninsula, reports said.

Trump seems to be wanting to make North Korea such a problem for both countries that Russian Federation or China will be forced to enforce its will on Kim Jong-un and halt his nuclear program.

"We also hope that both sides can realise that being bent on assertiveness and provoking each other will only increase the risk of conflict and reduce room for policy manoeuvres".

A senior official from South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean relations, admitted that Pyongyang was seeking stronger ties with Moscow, but said the government hadn't detected any signs yet that the ultimate goal was to reach out to Washington.

"War on the peninsula will have no victor".

The White House has rejected the Pyongyang suggestion and called it "absurd".

Mr McMaster also acknowledged the risks of escalation with any USA military option.

"There's not a precision strike that solves the problem".

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