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Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear programme
May 26, 2017 / 11:35 AM / 7 months ago

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear programme

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea’s nuclear programme should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a U.S. global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2's launch test with Ri Pyong Chol (2nd L in black uniform) and Jang Chang Ha (R) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 22, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

Moscow and Beijing also favour measures that would counter North Korea’s nuclear programme, but at the same time not hamper a political settlement in the region, Lavrov told a joint news briefing with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe

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