Putin Stresses Dialogue to Resolve N. Korea's Nuke Issue

30 2017 shows South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump shaking hands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington DC

Moon said that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is the "wrong way" and asked for Putin's help to "tame" the totalitarian state.

"We must make North Korea immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and abandon all its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner", Abe insisted.

Seoul had downplayed the need to rush the deployment when current President Moon Jae-in took office in May, at a time when he was appealing to North Korea with unsuccessful offers of dialogue and cooperation. That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed it was close to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the United States.

At his meeting with Moon today, Putin agreed that resolving the North Korea nuclear issue is the most urgent task facing the worldwide community.

With North Korea continuing to defy the global community, eyes have turned to China and Russian Federation to take more active roles. It also provides hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oil and fuel to the impoverished regime.

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the US was considering stopping all trade with countries that do business with North Korea, prompting a stern response from China.

Putin and his counterpart spoke to reporters and officals after meeting at the Third Eastern Economic Forum in the port city in eastern Russian Federation.

In a separate phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin also on September 4, Moon said the U.N. Security Council should seek ways to sever North Korea's foreign currency income, including from its workers employed overseas and oil shipments, according to the South Korean statement.

But Putin made clear that Russian Federation was opposed to further interdictions, and while China- North Korea's patron and closest political and economic partner - has yet to be drawn on the issue, it tends to resist placing pressure on Pyongyang.

But neither side appears willing to budge.

North Korea for its part chose confrontation with the world community, successfully developing nuclear weapons and now, rapidly perfecting the means of their delivery.

During their meeting in the Russian city of Vladivostok, Moon urged Putin to back stricter penalties against President Kim Jong Un's government after it successfully tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday that could be attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States mainland.

Ministry officials pointed out that USFK will have the capability to operate a THAAD battery by adding the four truck-mounted launchers to the two others already in place at the Seongju site.

It believes the system's radar could be used to look deeply into its territory and will upset the regional security balance.

China lodged another stern protest on Thursday.

He said sanctions and pressure should spur dialogue and negotiation between the sides toward the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula.



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