US Battles For Global Push On N.Korea Amid Russia, China Doubts

США сознательно провоцируют КНДР на новые авантюры- Лавров

Haley told the Council that the North Korean dictator was bringing "the world closer to war". "Let them say it directly. then we can take a decision about how to react", said Lavrov.

He said: "North Korea will be unsafe in about nine months or so because then two things are going to happen at the same time".

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in an early morning tweet that a Chinese envoy's recent visit to Pyongyang appeared to have had "no impact" on stopping such provocations.

But Beijing fears that taking tougher actions could cause the regime to collapse, triggering a refugee crisis across its border with the North and eliminating a strategic buffer separating China from the United States military in South Korea. Also at that time, the North Koreans will become confident in their arsenal. "You put those two events together and it spells trouble for 2018".

He urged the acceptance of a proposal made jointly by China and Russian Federation that would require North Korea to suspend nuclear activity and the United States and South Korea to halt joint military exercises in order to pave the way for talks.

He said: "You can't rule out any scenario, including the start of histories next great war. We're really asking them to please restrain more of the oil, not cut it off completely", Tillerson said in remarks at the State Department.

"But that is an assumption that I would not make. Russian Federation and China are coming in to fill the gap", Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University, told ThinkProgress.

Lavrov's statements come two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the United States mainland.

Kim said the test of the Hwasong-15 weapons system had helped his country achieve the goal of becoming a full nuclear power, sparking global condemnation.

But US-led efforts to isolate Kim, cripple his economy and force him to negotiate his own disarmament failed to prevent this week's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching US cities.

Speaking at the UNSC on Wednesday, Haley warned that North Korea's government will be "utterly destroyed" if a war breaks out.

"We regard this negatively", Lavrov said. "If war does come, it will be because of continued acts of aggression like we witnessed yesterday".

In a tit-for-tat war of words with Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the U.S. president called Kim a "madman" while the Korea leader dubbed him a "mentally deranged USA dotard".

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