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MOSCOW, February 25.TASS/. Moscow will need time for studying a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on North Korea, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"As for the draft resolution, I can confirm that we have received the text, it was worked out by the United States that held consultations with a number of countries," she said.
"More than a month has passed since work on this draft began, this text was not shared with us all this time, it has been handed over just now," she added.
"The text envisages in-depth studying of the draft resolution and inter-departmental work. Russia will need time to study it interdepartmentally," she added.
"That is why we are now reserving time for looking into the text and for interdepartmental work," Zakharova said.
On February 7, North Korea announced a successful launch of the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite into space. A month earlier, on January 6, Pyongyang carried out an underground nuclear test sparking international fury.
North Korea previously conducted three nuclear tests: in 2006, in 2009 and in 2013. Following these tests, the United Nations Security Council imposed various sanctions on Pyongyang. Resolutions 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094 ban North Korea from any activity linked to nuclear technologies and also to ballistic missile development. The UN Security Council said it would adopt a new resolution toughening sanctions against Pyongyang.