Moscow offered to use the good offices of the UN Secretary General on the issue of the DPRK

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov spoke in favor of the involvement of the UN Secretary General to find solutions in connection with North Korean nuclear and missile problem. The head of the foreign said in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. A message posted on the website of the foreign Ministry.

“Lavrov has spoken out strongly against the escalation of military tension in northeast Asia. He noted that the choice should be made in favor of political and diplomatic tools to seek a peaceful settlement”,- the document says.

Lavrov also urged to maintain restraint and not to succumb to emotions. In connection with the message Tillerson on making in the UN Security Council of American draft resolution condemning the DPRK’s steps Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to consider it on the basis of the above position.

Earlier, on 5 September it was reported that North Korea transportorul ballistic missile to the West country to launch it into the Pacific ocean.

Two days earlier, Pyongyang announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead, which is designed to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Ministry of defense of Japan preliminarily estimated the capacity of the tested charge 70 kilotons, several times the power of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

On the same day the Pentagon chief James Mattis said that the U.S. armed forces are ready to give “effective and overwhelming military response” in case of threat from North Korea to American territories or allies of Washington. In turn, the President of the United States Donald trump in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed the readiness to apply against the DPRK’s nuclear weapons.