Russia Rejects US Call to Cut North Korea Ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signing an order document of a test-fire of the inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15

"By doing this, North Korea has caused China to lose face and it just shows that North Korea is not behaving in a way that keeps its allies in mind", she said. The proposal called for North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile tests, in return for the United States giving up on joint military drills with South Korea in the region, but it was rejected by Washington.

"Unfortunately, in the last couple of months there has been an impression that there are people in Washington who are trying to provoke Pyongyang to make new reckless moves at any cost", the minister said.

"We see this negatively", he told journalists in the Belarusian capital Minsk.

Later, addressing a Rome conference, Lavrov said Russian Federation and the United States both wanted North Korea to disarm, but said Washington would send a bad message if it walked away from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

Lavrov's remarks come on the same day as a Russian delegation returning from Pyongyang said North Korea would not give up its nuclear weapons.

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"There's a feeling that [the USA was] intentionally provoking [North Korea's] Kim Jong-un to break that pause, to fall for their provocation", he said. Earlier this week, Haley said that the USA is prepared to "utterly" destroy North Korea's regime if a war erupts.

US President Donald Trump derided Kim as a "sick puppy" and threatened "major" new sanctions.

The Russian minister strongly condemned comments made by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who earlier this week warned North Korea's leadership it would be "utterly destroyed" if war were to break out after Pyongyang test-fired its most advanced missile.

Speaking on a visit to Belarus on November 30, Lavrov also rejected a USA call to sever ties with North Korea following its latest ballistic-missile test.

The United States earlier this year pressed for a full oil embargo on North Korea but dropped that demand following resistance from China and Russian Federation. "No one can doubt that this threat is growing".

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