Lavrov added that there was an overwhelming amount of belligerent rhetoric on North Korea’s nuclear and rocket programs from Washington and Pyongyang, and that Russia hopes that ultimately common sense will prevail.
“Russia together with China developed a very smart plan which proposes ‘double freezing’: Kim Jong-un should freeze nuclear tests and stop launching any types of ballistic missiles, while US and South Korea should freeze large-scale drills which are used as a pretext for the North’s tests,” Lavrov said.
Lavrov noted that North Korea had once signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) but then withdrew from it.
“Now [North Korea] claims that it has legal rights to make nuclear weapons and has already [done so],” he said. “But you know our position: we don’t accept the fact that North Korea could possess nuclear weapons.”
Both Russia and China have a “range of proposals” aimed at preventing what could become “one of the deepest conflicts” …
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