China calls for 'six-party' diplomacy on North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday Sept. 21 2017 at U.N. headquarters

Russia's foreign minister has compared the war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

Russia's Western colleagues on the council are failing to fulfill those obligations when they refuse to work along those lines, he said.

Regarding the "exchange of threats, naturally it's quite bad", said Lavrov.

Lavrov, who met privately with Tillerson on two occasions this week, also bemoaned the state of US-Russian relations in his news conference, blaming "Russo-phobic hysteria" in the United States for the strain.

"In about a year of this chaos about the so-called interference of Russian Federation into the elections, we never heard not a single fact", Lavrov told reporters in NY.




When he asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson how Russian Federation could confirm his words that Moscow interfered in the American election process, Lavrov said Tillerson replied: "I cannot show you anything because this is confidential information'". He said it was an "embarrassment to the U.S".

He added, "We believe that all relevant nations can go back to the principles and spirit of the joint statement and look for a solution to the nuclear issue on the peninsula".

Lavrov's comments come as Mueller's investigation appears to be entering an important stage, with investigators requesting documents and emails from the White House, suggesting that parts of Mueller's investigation are focusing on President Donald Trump's own actions.

The Russian diplomat Lavrov warned that if a nuclear agreement with Iran fails, the North Korean government could be discouraged from making any deals on curbing its own nuclear and missile programs in exchange for easing sanctions.

The agreement was violated in 2006, when North Korea conducted its first nuclear test.

If the Iran nuclear deal falls apart, he said, "then North Korea would say, 'why do I need to negotiate with you if you do not carry out your promises?'"

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