Putin, Erdogan may have telephone conversation soon — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 21:39
Lavrov offers condolences to Mexican people over deadly earthquakesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 21:01
UN Security Council passes resolution on peacekeeping reformWorld September 20, 20:14
UN peacekeepers should use force only for self-defense — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 20:01
Breaking of Idlib siege leaves three Russian servicemen woundedMilitary & Defense September 20, 19:00
Ukraine's president requests UNSC to deploy UN mission to Donbass as soon as possibleWorld September 20, 18:30
Diplomat believes Morgan Freeman was 'roped in' to be weaponized in anti-Russia crusadeRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 18:02
Russian lawyer blasts ‘medieval’ efforts by UK Paralympic athletes to fake handicapSport September 20, 17:36
Aftermath of powerful earthquake in MexicoWorld September 20, 17:28
UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (Itar-Tass) – Russia is ready to support a United Nations Security Council resolution envisaging more sanctions against North Korea in response to its February nuclear test, Russian permanent representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told journalists on Tuesday.
The voting on the document prepared by the United States and China will be held on Thursday, after it is scrutinized by Security Council experts, he added.
The text of the resolution that was presented on Tuesday “has been considerably changed as compared with the original edition,” he said. “The current draft is focused on North Korea’s nuclear missile program. This is what we wanted calling for an appropriate reaction of the United Nations Security Council to North Korea’s nuclear test.”
The text was approved by China’s and South Korea’s United Nations ambassadors, Li Baodong and Kim Sook. The latter expressed confidence that the document would be passed by the end of the week.
North Korea carried out its third nuclear test on February 12. Immediately after that, the United Nations Security Council members issued a statement condemning Pyongyang’s actions.