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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Zakharov on the possibility of nuclear war between the US and the DPRK: situation critical

The Director of the Department of information and press of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova commented on the growing tension around the situation on the Korean Peninsula. According to the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the parties to the conflict came to a dangerous edge.

photo: mid.ru press_service

Speaking in the program “Sunday evening” on TV channel “Russia 1” Maria Zakharova said that the mutual threats between Washington and Pyongyang, which the parties have exchanged in the past several days, do not contribute to a constructive way out of the situation, only escalate the situation.

“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is indeed very close to the potential likelihood of violent conflict”, – said official representative of MFA of Russia.

According to Maria Zakharova, in this situation, non-constructive is the position of the government of North Korea, but the United States.

“If you look at the rhetoric of Washington and the rhetoric of Pyongyang… it became almost the same. In the issue of the nuclear programme of the Korean Peninsula. It turns out that the United States has put himself on a level of rhetoric with the authorities of the DPRK,” she said.

Moreover, according to the diplomat, the American highest political circles of the very best such hysteria.

“The story of North Korea as a nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula as a whole is now played exactly like the American political map,” suggested Zakharova.

However, in Washington about the possibility of nuclear war with North Korea, expressed more optimistic. So, the head of the Central intelligence Agency Michael Pompeo, citing intelligence, said that while there is no evidence of the possibility of such negative developments.

I heard a lot of arguments that the U.S. is on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea. But I have no intelligence who would say that we have reached this situation,” said Pompeo, unable to restrain himself from another “formidable studs” to the North Korean authorities and adding that “strategic patience” of the United States against recalcitrant Pyongyang has really dried up.


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