Lavrov criticized the economic “stranglehold” for the DPRK


RIA Novosti

The opportunities for economic pressure on North Korea is almost exhausted, in connection with which Moscow opposes such initiatives. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

“We cannot support the ideas that some of our partners continue to hatch, and literally aimed at the economic strangulation of North Korea with all the negative, tragic and humanitarian consequences for the citizens of the DPRK”, — quotes its TASS.

The foreign Minister stressed that in all resolutions of the UN Security Council, which involve harsh economic sanctions against the DPRK, contains including the obligation to continue attempts to return to political negotiations for a peaceful settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. All member States of the UN to strictly adhere to the economic isolation of Pagnana, while attention to political unit resolutions no one pays, said Sergei Lavrov.

At the same time, the Minister noted a sharp weakening of the positions of the US and North Korea. “I guess we should welcome, at least to hope that hot heads have cooled a little bit,” he believes.

Lavrov reminded of the initiative that Russia and China have advanced on 4 July and which “involves the well-known principle double-freeze”: North Korea abandons nuclear weapons tests, and the United States and South Korea, for its part, undertake not to carry out large-scale exercises near the borders of the opponent.

Washington, this idea is criticized, considering impossible the principle of exchange “legal illegal.” The foreign Ministry rejects these arguments: we are not talking about “false witnesses” terms of personal prestige and the fate of hundreds of thousands of people who may be affected in the case of threats between the U.S. and North Korea.

“Never economic sanctions by the Security Council was not taken in isolation from the thesis about the necessity of peaceful settlement”, — expressed confidence Lavrov, stressing that Russia and China will continue to enforce UN security Council resolutions on the part of the return to a political process of negotiations regarding North Korea.