September 6, 2017 / 4:04 AM / a year ago

South Korea's Moon says North Korean provocations complicate situation on Korean peninsula

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula was complicated because of provocations by North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends the National Security Council (NSC) meeting in Seoul, South Korea on September 3, 2017. Blue House/Yonhap/via REUTERS

The leaders met on the sidelines of an economic summit in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok as international concerns grow over Pyongyang’s powerful nuclear test at the weekend.

Moon added that the situation could become unpredictable if North Korea did not halt its provocative actions, according to a Russian translation of his comments in Korean to Putin.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Kim Coghill

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