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Russian Foreign Minister urges DPRK to abandon nuclear ambitions


Moscow  –  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday at the Moscow Conference on International Security said the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should refrain from irresponsible actions and attempts to achieve nuclear status.
“At the same time we believe that it is dangerous and counterproductive for some countries to use this situation as an excuse to increase their military presence in Northeast Asia,’’ Lavrov said.
He added that it was necessary to create reliable mechanisms to ensure equal and indivisible security in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Mechanisms should be set up on non-aligned approaches, principles of respect for international law, and refusal to carry out or support any action aimed at overthrowing governments or undermine the stability of other countries,’’ Lavrov said.
In March, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to impose the toughest sanctions to date on the DPRK to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.
However, the sanctions failed to stop Pyongyang, which on Sunday announced a successful underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile.
Meanwhile, the U.S. and South Korea are considering deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) advanced missile system in South Korean territory. (Xinhua/NAN)

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