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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Putin: Pressure the DPRK issue is not solved, the road to nowhere


The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that the problem of nuclear programs of the DPRK can be solved only through dialogue, threats and pressure — a road to nowhere. This view he expressed in an article “BRICS – towards new horizons of strategic partnership”.


photo: kremlin.ru

The Russian leader said that the situation on the Korean Peninsula escalated and is already teetering on the brink of a major conflict. To expect that Pyongyang will abandon the development of nuclear missile programs exclusively under pressure of other States, it would be a mistake, Putin said.

The Russian leader stressed that the problems of the region should be settled through dialogue without preconditions. “Provocations, pressure, aggressive and insulting rhetoric – a road to nowhere,” Putin said in an article published on the Kremlin website.

The President also mentioned the “road map” for the settlement of the Korean Peninsula, which was developed by joint efforts of Moscow and Beijing. The document calls for the DPRK to declare a moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches, and South Korea and the United States to refrain from the exercise.

We will remind, on August 29, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan’s territory, fell in 1180 kilometers from the island of Hokkaido. Pyongyang has called the launch a “prelude” to strike the island of GUAM in the Pacific ocean, where the American military base.

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