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Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

08 September 2017, 12:42 | Katrina Lee

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Japanese Minister of Economy Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko. File

The United States and its allies are seeking a total oil embargo on exports to North Korea.

The American President has not yet responded to Putin's comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decisively condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan.

Moon had urged Moscow to support stronger sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

Also speaking in Vladivostok, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated a call for the world to put the "greatest possible pressure" on North Korea to fulfil its United Nations obligations and freeze its weapons programs.

The spokesman stressed the current level of oil supplies to North Korea from Russian Federation is minimal, so the suspension of them is pointless.

Yarma backs Super Eagles to do the double over Cameroon
It could have been worse for the Black Stars, who lacked offensive cohesion and struggled to deal with the lively Thievy Bifouma. They sit five points behind leaders Uganda after Thomas Partey equalised for them five minutes from time in Kumasi.

Moon said the leaders agreed that reducing regional tension and "quickly solving" the security challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile program were critical.

They have raised worries over rumored health hazards linked to the system's powerful radar and the possibility that the town will become a target of North Korean attacks.

"It would be extremely hard to advance the situation at hand without political and diplomatic instruments", he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions are not a solution.

Putin reiterated that the crisis around North Korea should be resolved only by political means, and that it posed a threat to peace and stability in the region. He said the USA would fulfill its warnings if the UN Security Council failed to agree on additional sanctions when it meets next Monday.

"It is clear that it is impossible to solve the problems of the Korean Peninsula by sanctions alone and pressure", the president said at the economic forum in Vladivostok, following talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In.



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