Crisis Management: Top US, Chinese Generals Talk North Korea After Missile Test

  • Crisis Management: Top US, Chinese Generals Talk North Korea After Missile Test

Crisis Management: Top US, Chinese Generals Talk North Korea After Missile Test

Lavrov's statements come two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the U.S. mainland.

"If someone really wants to use force to, as the USA representative to the United Nations put it, destroy North Korea.then I think that is playing with fire and a big mistake", Lavrov told reporters.

His comments come in response to Washington's statement on the need to cut ties with North Korea.

The United States is battling to maintain global solidarity in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat after Russian Federation warned that sanctions have failed and China side-stepped talk of an oil embargo.

Speaking at the UNSC on Wednesday, Haley warned that North Korea's government will be "utterly destroyed" if a war breaks out.

Mr Lavrov said the way the United States was handling the situation was dangerously provocative.

Russia's top diplomat ripped into the USA on Friday for its "bloodthirsty tirade" against North Korea in the wake of the reclusive nation's latest ballistic missile test on Tuesday and warned any military action would be a "big mistake".

"We regard this negatively", Lavrov said.

On Wednesday, North Korea tested the Hwasong-15 missile, which splashed off the Japan coast. We do think they could do more with the oil.

North Korea tested a missile this week that experts believe showed that the rogue regime could launch an attack that reaches the United States mainland, spiking concerns that the country may soon be able to attach a miniaturized nuclear weapon to one of those missiles. "We're really asking them to please restrain more of the oil, not cut it off completely", Tillerson said in remarks at the State Department. "We were hopeful about the approach, but then they stage [an] unscheduled exercise in October, then in November, and now they have declared they will have [a] large-scale unscheduled exercise in December".

She said: "We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it".

Moscow sells oil products to North Korea and thousands of North Korean workers toil in Russian Federation, sending remittances back to the authorities in Pyongyang.

"I think it's a big mistake", said Lavrov.

In a tit-for-tat war of words with Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the U.S. president called Kim a "madman" while the Korea leader dubbed him a "mentally deranged USA dotard".