Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

Vladimir Putin said Russia views sanctions on North Korea
Vladimir Putin said Russia views sanctions on North Korea as"useless and ineffective
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08 September, 2017

They have raised worries over rumored health hazards linked to the system's powerful radar and the possibility that the town will become a target of North Korean attacks.

South Korea has proposed cutting all crude supplies to the North in response to the latest missile test.

The U.N. Security Council, of which Russian Federation is a veto-wielding permanent member, is now debating imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea, with Japan and the United States pushing for an oil embargo on the reclusive state.

Moon had urged Moscow to support stronger sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland.

But Putin was reluctant to support Moon's push for harsher sanctions.

He stressed a diplomatic solution with Pyongyang was possible.

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First on the itinerary for the four-months-old South Korean president: An exclusive one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Moon said the leaders agreed that reducing regional tension and "quickly solving" the security challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile program were critical.

Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia.

"We can not resolve this situation without diplomatic tools, without talks".

He said they shared the view that the North's nuclear issue should be resolved quickly to realize the "infinite potentials" of the Korean Peninsula and the Far East region.

On Tuesday, Putin warned of a global catastrophe unless a diplomatic solution was reached over North Korea, rejecting U.S. calls for more sanctions as "useless", widening the split between major powers over how to rein in Pyongyang. He told reporters before his departure from Japan that "We must make North Korea understand there is no bright future for the country if it pursues the current path".


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