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Russia condemns both North Korea’s nuclear tests and US’ provocative behavior — Lavrov

December 01, 2017, 21:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW

In the morning on November 29, North Korea conducted another missile launch

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MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Moscow condemns both Pyongyang’s nuclear games and Washington’s provocative behavior, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday in an interview with the Belarusian STV television channel.

"We condemn North Korea’s nuclear recklessness but we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior of our American colleagues. There is a feeling that they (the United States) deliberately provoked [North Korean leader] Kim Jon-un to make him break the pause and take the bait," he said.

In the morning on November 29, North Korea conducted a missile launch, the first one since September 15. According to North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA), a Hwasong-15 missile covered a distance of 950 kilometers in 53 minutes, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers. The Japanese Defense Ministry said the missile had fallen into the sea in Japan's exclusive economic zone, 250 kilometers west off the coast of Japan’s Aomori Prefecture.

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