S. Korean leader asks Russian Federation to help stop N. Korean provocations

Vladimir Putin heaped scorn on United States president Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, describing Washington's latest attack against the Russian diplomatic mission in the U.S. as "boorish" and "unprecedented".

But Putin made clear that Russian Federation was opposed to further interdictions, and while China - North Korea's patron and closest political and economic partner - has yet to be drawn on the issue, it tends to resist placing pressure on Pyongyang.

Russian Federation condemns North Korea's nuclear test as "provocative", Putin told a televised news conference in China.

"Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless, it's a dead end", Putin said.

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, in a move that sparked global condemnation.

Haley said Washington would propose a new United Nations resolution this week on tougher sanctions against North Korea.

Trump in particular spoke glowingly of Putin while on the campaign trail, and said he would usher in a period of detente between the two countries.

Russian Federation earlier condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as "provocative", but said it does not support the idea of slapping North Korea with more sanctions.

Seoul has said the North could be planning another missile test.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that China remains strongly opposed to it.

Russian Federation is ready to 'take part in all relevant discussions within the UN Security Council and in other formats, ' concerning a response to the actions of the DRPK, stressed the spokesman. China added that the U.S. military drills are worsening tensions.

Weapons experts say it's nearly impossible to verify if the warhead and missile could be successfully paired unless North Korea were to fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM.

North Korea on Sunday triggered a global alarm with by far its most powerful atomic test to date, claiming it was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a long-range missile.

President Donald Trump has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the latest provocation by North Korea.

Putin said Tuesday that Moscow could force the United States to remove an additional 155 personnel from facilities across the country, CNN reported.

The US is mulling fresh sanctions against North Korea after its ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley called on the body's Security Council to impose tougher measures against Pyongyang.

Putin said that the regime in North Korea will hold onto their nuclear weapons "as long as they do not feel safe". "North Korea knows and remembers it, too".

Amid fears that the North Korean regime was planning a ballistic missile test similar to that conducted on July 4, the USA escalated its rhetoric and called upon the UN Security Council to completely isolate the so-called hermit kingdom from the outside world, including the severance of its fuel-trade channel with China.



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