Putin urged “not to succumb to emotions” in connection with the nuclear test of the DPRK
President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe called on the international community “not to succumb to emotions” in response to another nuclear test by Pyongyang, the press service of the Kremlin.
The Russian leader has expressed hope that the international community “acted calmly and deliberately,” because the resolution of the nuclear and other problems of the Korean Peninsula “can be achieved only through political and diplomatic means.”
During the conversation Putin and Abe condemned the actions of the DPRK.
The sides stressed that a new nuclear test “undermines global non-proliferation regime, violates the resolutions of the UN Security Council and international law” and “poses a real threat to regional peace and stability.”
The leaders agreed to continue dialogue on this issue during a meeting September 7 in the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok, the report says.
Earlier Vladimir Putin and the leader of China, XI Jingping at the talks at the BRICS summit agreed to stick to the strategy for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang, September 3 announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb. The day before North Korea announced the creation of a warhead with a thermonuclear charge, which is designed for installation on a newly developed Intercontinental ballistic missile.
A few hours before Pyongyang announced a nuclear test, seismic stations of different countries recorded in North Korea’s powerful tremors. They estimated the earthquake magnitude range is from 5.6 to 6.4. The governments of Japan and South Korea have linked the earthquake with the test warheads.