Lavrov called a dangerous strengthening sanctions on DPRK

Sergei Lavrov

Russia considers counterproductive and dangerous to further strengthen the sanctions pressure on North Korea, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the meeting on Wednesday, August 30, a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. This was reported on the website of the Department.

Discussing the situation with carried out North Korea before rocket launch, the parties stated that this step was yet another gross violation of Pyongyang a number of resolutions of the UN Security Council.

While Lavrov once again stressed the lack of alternatives in the search of political and diplomatic ways to overcome the tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the need to refrain from any measures of a military nature, is fraught with unpredictable consequences.

In addition, during the meeting they also discussed other topical issues of the international agenda, including the prospects for resolving the conflict in Syria and the situation in the Persian Gulf.

On Tuesday, August 29, North Korea launched a rocket which flew over Japan’s territory, fell in 1180 kilometers from the island of Hokkaido. Total flight distance was 2.7 thousand kilometers. The rocket flew over Japan for the first time since 2009, when North Korea launched a satellite with a missile “Taepodong-2”.

DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN called the start, a prelude to the application of the Pyongyang of the attack on the American island of GUAM located in the Pacific ocean. Also, North Korean authorities confirmed that they had experienced on the eve of a ballistic missile of average range “And 12”.