Contents tagged with North Korea

  • During his visit to North Korea Russian Foreign Minister gives Kim Jong Un a box to ‘lock secret things inside’

    After the talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov presented the North Korean leader with a box with a Palekh lacquer miniature. Video of the meeting was published by the Russian Foreign Ministerry on the YouTube .

    "I hope you will like it," Lavrov said at the while giving the gift. Then the Russian Foreign Minister opened the box, took out the key and added that it is possible to "lock secret things [inside]". 

    Kim Jong Un thanked Lavrov with a handshake. …

  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit North Korea

    Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31, the Press Department of the Foreign Ministry stated, RBC news agency reports.

    Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova told TASS that “the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is being worked out.” She added that specific dates would be announced through official channels.

    Lavrov was reappointed as …

  • Media: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un plans to visit Russia

    After his first official visit to China, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is likely to travel to Russia, as reported by the South Korean and Japanese media. Moscow, however, has called such considerations baseless rumors.

    From March 25 to March 28, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife visited China, where they met with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, in Beijing. Following the talks, both sides announced their intention to develop bilateral relations and …

  • Russian oppositionist: Putin’s statements increasingly resemble the speeches of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stories about the latest types of Russian strategic weaponry are similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s attempts to safeguard his power by launching ballistic missiles. Such was the opinion expressed by Russian oppositionist and former State Duma MP Gennady Gudkov in an interview with InfoResist.

    According to the former MP, Russia cannot threaten the world with nuclear weaponry now.

    “More and more, this resembles the attempts of the North Korean …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not recognize US sanctions against North Korea

    Interfax reports that Igor Morgulov, Deputy Minister for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russia will not recognize unilateral US sanctions against North Korea, nor will it expel North Korean citizens that fall under the US sanctions from Russian territory.

     “We will only comply with sanctions passed by the Security Council of the United Nations. We will not recognize unilateral US sanctions, and we do not have any international obligations to comply with them,” he said.

    On …

  • Putin says that Kim Jong Un is winner of the match

    During a meeting with representatives of the Russian media broadcast on the Russia 24 TV channel, President Vladimir Putin said that the leader of North Korea emerged victorious in the current stage of the conflict involving the Korean peninsula, having developed a nuclear warhead and a ballistic missile for North Korea.  

    “Mr. Kim Jong Un, of course, won this round. He solved his strategic task: he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile which has a range of up to 13,000 km, which …

  • Media: Japan preparing for 4 scenarios of military conflict with North Korea

    The government of Japan began drafting scenarios for a military response of Japanese Self-Defense Forces to an armed conflict in the Korean peninsula, the Japan Times newspaper reported, citing the information earlier published by the Kyodo news agency.

    According to the agency’s sources, the Japanese National Security Council studied four scenarios that include an accidental clash between the Japanese and North Korean armed forces, a preventive strike of the United States on North Korea, a …

  • Media: Russia and China helped North Korea to develop missiles

    A German political scientist claims that many facts indicate that North Korea’s successfully launched missiles were actually produced in China and Russia.

    Joachim Krause, a German political scientist and the head of the Institute for Security Policy in Kiel made these assertions in an article for the German edition of Süddeutsche Zeitung.

    Krause claims that Moscow poses as a level-headed mediator in the conflict but plays a double game, so the West should ask Putin how Pyongyang provoked an …

  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister urged to stop 'threats race' against North Korea

    Responding to the words of the US State Secretary Rex Tillerson, who called for increased pressure on North Korea, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urged to end  “the threats race" against Pyongyang.  

    "It is time to stop engaging in this race of threats, pressure, blackmail, putting forward preconditions and turn to a real search for a political solution," Ryabkov said.

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia called the US position on North Korea "sad", because the US "introduced a …

  • Putin: U.S. authorities put Russia on same level as North Korea and Iran

    During a press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. authorities put Russia on par with North Korea and Iran.

    “We try to work constructively with everyone, not to take offense, not to pout. As for North Korea, our position is known; we do not recognize the status of North Korea as a nuclear power,” Putin said.

    According to him, at the same time, the U.S. “is asking us to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program.” “You guys are interesting. It just …