Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to raise the issue of North Korea during the upcoming at the end of this month visit to Russia with President Vladimir Putin. On Monday, April 17, reports TASS.
At the meeting, one of the parliamentary committees, the Prime Minister expressed a desire to hold a “Frank exchange of views” with the Russian leader, adding that “it will require Russia to play a constructive role.” He noted the importance of negotiations to resolve the problem. “Although North Korea is flaunting military power, it is important to protect the world through diplomatic efforts,” — said Abe.
The visit of the Japanese Prime Minister is scheduled for the twentieth of the current month.
On 16 April, the first Deputy of the Department of Europe of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK Kim Yong Ho said that the North Korean authorities intend to develop relations with Russia to jointly confront the European and American sanctions.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula in recent days is one of the most intense topics of international politics. The U.S. Navy concentrated in the region of the strike group led by the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson”. It was reported that the Americans are willing to launch a preemptive strike on North Korean military targets if Pyongyang decides for another nuclear test. His pre-emptive strike threatened and the DPRK.
At the same time, sources report that the United States currently do not intend to use military force against North Korea, and will focus on providing diplomatic and sanctions pressure.