MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson warned against an escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula the aggressive rhetoric against Pyongyang leads to, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Lavrov drew attention to the willingness to maintain dialogue shown by Pyongyang and called for dealing with disagreements by diplomatic means only, taking into account the Russian-Chinese initiatives (the dual freeze proposal regarding North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests and military drills conducted by the US and South Korea).
"The Russian and US top diplomats expressed the unanimity the DPRK must strictly follow the requirements of the UN Security Council, which has repeatedly condemned its nuclear tests and missile launches. Once again Lavrov warned against an escalation of tensions in the area of the Korean Peninsula the aggressive rhetoric against North Korea, including creation of blocs hostile to it and threats of a sea blockade, leads to," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.