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THE UNITED NATIONS, September 22. /TASS/. Both inaction on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and the waging of a war on the Korean Peninsula are inadmissible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference on Friday, following high-level meetings of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
"It is inadmissible to watch silently North Korea’s missile gambling, but it is equally inadmissible to wage a war on the Korean Peninsula," Lavrov said.
Russia sees no explicable reasons preventing Western partners, including the US, from joining work on the Russian-Chinese road map for the settlement on the Korean peninsula, he said. "We have no new proposals (on the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula)," the foreign minister said, adding "we are confident that potentials of the Russian-Chinese road map are far from being exhausted".
"And we don’t hear reasonable arguments in reply to our suggestion to start work on it," he said. "We hear no explainable reasons why our western partners, including the US, cannot do this," he added.
North Korea will not want to negotiate with the international community if the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program fails. All issues concerning Iran that invite US concerns must be settled in corresponding formats, he said. "Now the DPRK hears - ‘Abandon nuclear weapons and we will lift sanctions’. If an agreement on the nuclear problem of Iran fails now, the DPRK will say - why should I be agreeing with you if you are incapable of negotiating? If you are taking back not what was just pledged, but what has been done?’" the diplomat said.
Iran-related issues that arouse concerns in the United States should be solved within relevant formats, he added.
Lavrov emphasized that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was approved in a relevant resolution of the UN Security Council and so "to expose this program is equal to crossing off everything already achieved."
"Everyone clearly realizes this. If the United States has any worries about Iran, or somebody else has any concerns, these concerns should be resolved within the formats tailored for the purpose," the minister said.