Dmitry Peskov

Russia Calls For De-Escalation in Situation Regarding North Korea

(Sydney, Australia – 12:19 A.M.) Russia calls on all countries to show restraint in the situation regarding North Korea, and warns against provocation, Kremlin Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday according to TASS.

“Moscow is gravely concerned about escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. We call on all countries to show restraint, warn the countries against any steps that could mean provocation. Russia has had a rather consistent stance on the non-proliferation dossier and continues holding this position and remains a supporter of political and diplomatic means of solving all crises, including over North Korea,”  Peskov said.

The United States has stated on many occasions that all possible options were on table to deal with North Korea, with media reports saying that the Pentagon sent a nuclear-powered icebreaker, The Carl Vinson, and escort ships towards the Korean Peninsula.

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