“A scenario of the apocalyptic development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula exists and we cannot turn our blind eye to it,” said monday the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, during a conference in South Korea, as reported by Russia’s Tass News Agency.
“I hope that a common sense, pragmatism and an instinct of self-preservation would prevail among our partners to exclude such negative scenario.”
Morgulov invited for a dialogue with Pyongyang over its nuclear program, stressing the fact the putting the reclusive country under pressure will not yield the desired results.
“We have told North Korea many times that for us [its] nuclear status is unacceptable,” Morgulov reportedly said.
“We continue this work with the North Korean counterparts presenting to them our position.”
The Trump administration has already urged China to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear ambitions.
In September, Kim Jong-un said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that can be placed an ICBM. North Korea later that month fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
The president Trump exchanged bad words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his recent 12-day trip to Asia.
“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!” Trump tweeted.