Putin Asks for Dialogues despite North Korea’s Aggressive Posture

Vladimir Putin with the then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. This Russian-North Korean summit was held in Pyongyang on 19 July 2000. Photo: http://en.kremlin.ru
Vladimir Putin with the then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. This Russian-North Korean summit was held in Pyongyang on 19 July 2000. Photo: http://en.kremlin.ru

The Russian leader has demanded the U.S. for dialogue with the North Korea amid the regime’s announcement in Geneva that “the DPRK will never under any circumstances put its nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table.”

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that a military action against the North Korean regime could trigger a ‘global catastrophe.’ He also opposed imposing any tougher sanctions on North Korea.

According to Putin, tougher sanctions on the North regime over its missile program could be counterproductive.

He urged the U.S. for talks and dialogues at a BRICS summit in China. He predicted that the North Korean regime won’t stop testing missiles until it feels safe.

Urging for a peaceful solution Putin said, “There’s no other path apart from a peaceful one.”

Putin said, “Russia condemns North Korea’s exercises; we consider that they are a provocation … ramping up military hysteria will lead to nothing good. It could lead to a global catastrophe.”

Putin also criticized the U.S. for imposing sanctions on the Russian companies for alleged violation of North Korea sanctions.

President Putin said, “This is being done by people who mix up Australia with Austria.”

“It’s ridiculous to put us on the same [sanctions] list as North Korea and then ask for our help in imposing sanctions on North Korea,” said Putin.

North Korea Promises more ‘Gifts’ for the U.S.

Days after testing the biggest nuclear weapon at its disposal, the North Korean regime has said that it would send more ‘gift packages’ to the U.S.

Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, Han Tae-song said addressing the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, “I am proud of saying that just two days ago on the 3rd of September, DPRK successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test for intercontinental ballistic rocket under its plan for building a strategic nuclear force.”

He said, “The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the US.”

Han announced the new North Korean threats without being specific that “the US will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK.”

Mr. Han alleged that the military actions by the North Korean regime are “an exercise of restraint and justified self-defense right” to counter “the ever-growing and decade-long US nuclear threat and hostile policy aimed at isolating my country.”

Han said, “Pressure or sanctions will never work on my country (North Korea)… The DPRK will never under any circumstances put its nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table.”

The U.S. Promises Tougher Sanctions

US disarmament ambassador, Robert Wood has said that the North Korea has defied the international community by conducting new hydrogen test.

“We look forward to working with our partners in the Council with regard to a new resolution that will put some of the strongest sanctions possible on the DPRK,” Wood told the conference.

“Advances in the regime’s nuclear and missile program are a threat to us all … Now is the time to say tests, threats and destabilizing actions will no longer be tolerated,” he added.

“It can no longer be business as usual with this regime.”

 


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