Russia’s Lavrov calls on US and North Korea to start talks

Russia’s Lavrov calls on US and North Korea to start talks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Monday for the United States and North Korea to start negotiations. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 25 December 2017

Russia’s Lavrov calls on US and North Korea to start talks

Russia’s Lavrov calls on US and North Korea to start talks

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Monday for the United States and North Korea to start negotiations, the RIA news agency reported.
Lavrov was cited as saying that Russia was ready to facilitate such negotiations.
Moscow has long called for Washington and Pyongyang to hold talks aimed at de-escalating tensions around North Korea’s nuclear and missile program.
North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that the latest UN sanctions against North Korea were an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it.