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US increases military activity on Korean Peninsula — Russian Foreign Ministry

December 13, 2017, 17:03 UTC+3

The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula has aggravated more since North Korea tested a ballistic missile on November 29, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

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MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Washington continues its unconstructive policy of increased military activity in the area of the Korean Peninsula, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

"The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula has aggravated more since North Korea tested a ballistic missile on November 29. We state with regret that against this background the United States continues its former unconstructive policy related to and aimed at increasing military activity in North East Asia," she said.

"Not only can this muscle-flexing help ease tensions, but on the contrary is fraught with the most serious repercussions for the situation in the sub-region," Zakharova said. "We strongly urge all the sides concerned, primarily the United States and DPRK [the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea] to refrain from any steps that might end up in another escalation and to immediately start joint practical work of looking for political and diplomatic solutions to the entire range of problems on the Korean Peninsula."

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