PM Medvedev says Russia will continue focusing on reasonable import substitutionBusiness & Economy March 24, 13:26
France 'ceased to be a fully sovereign nation' — Le PenWorld March 24, 13:21
Press review: Kiev’s cynical use of Russian MP's murder and Moscow skips ‘nuke ban’ talksPress Review March 24, 13:00
Commander says National Guard prevented numerous civilian deaths in ChechnyaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 24, 12:58
Kiev reveals identity of Russian politician’s killerWorld March 24, 12:19
Le Pen lambasts EU's 'diplomacy' of threats and blackmail towards RussiaWorld March 24, 11:58
Russia to launch R&D on new ground forces’ air defense systemMilitary & Defense March 24, 11:50
Russian State Duma speaker warns Ukraine increasingly turning into terrorist stateRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 24, 11:06
France’s National Front leader baffled by Paris’ hostile stance towards RussiaWorld March 24, 10:41
MOSCOW, April 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia opposes new sanctions against North Korea over the launch of a rocket, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
“We do not believe in new sanctions. They will bring nothing,” the minister said.
“We believe that the violation of the UN Security Council resolution requires so that the UN Security Council will debate the current situation,” he noted. “The response of the UN Security Council should be proportionate,” Lavrov said. “The UN Security Council should take its duties with responsibility and take decisions, which will give a principal assessment to the event,” the Russian foreign minister said.
Meanwhile, the Russian minister urged North Korea “to avoid actions, which are leading to the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”
“Certainly we regret about the launch of a rocket despite insistent appeals of the international community not to do it. Luckily the abortive launch did not result in the damages for other countries,” the minister underlined.