Lavrov: risk of war between US and North Korea very high, hope common sense will prevail


August 11 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

“You know our position – we do not accept a nuclear North Korea” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. At the same time, Pyongyang claims that it has legitimate rights to create nuclear weapons and has already created them.

Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the forum “Territory of Meanings on Klyazma” in the Vladimir village, estimated the risk of a military clash between the United States and North Korea . He considers it to be high, especially considering the recent rhetoric, direct threats to use force.

According to Lavrov, the first step towards confronting the United States and North Korea should be made by Washington, since the US is a more powerful player.

“I believe that when it actually gets to the point of fighting, the one who is stronger and smarter must take the first step,” Lavrov said. “Russia, together with China, has proposed a very sensible plan that presupposes a “double freeze”: Kim Jong-un freezes any nuclear tests, any launches of ballistic missiles, and the United States and South Korea freeze large-scale military exercises that are constantly used by North Korea as a pretext for testing. “

At the same time, Sergei Lavrov recalled that the nuclear tests and missile launches are prohibited by the UN Security Council. Therefore, what Washington will say is that what they do is legal,  what North Korea does is illegal.

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