North Korea should comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and so it certainly should not conduct nuclear tests, he said.
Many reports have appeared recently suggesting that preparations are underway for new missile tests in North Korea.
Russian Foreign Minister Dergey Lavrov on Thursday said the reports need verification. “Such claims should be backed by facts, not by media allegations,” Lavrov said.
Russia proposes in this connection to resume the activity of the working group on the Korean Peninsula security issues. “We hope that the partners will support this proposal,” the foreign minister said.