Russia, China Against Blocking Korean Peninsula Peace Settlement Possibility – Lavrov

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MOSCOW, May 26 (Sputnik) – Russia and China are in favor of measures that would impede the North Korean nuclear program, but would not block the possibility of a political settlement of the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear problem, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.
Lavrov said the parties discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula, confirmed the consistent line of the two countries for strict compliance by all parties involved with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.
“We are for adopting measures that, on the one hand, would hamper the further development of the North Korean nuclear missile programs, but at the same time would not lead to an increase in tensions in the region, would not block the possibility of a political and diplomatic settlement of the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear problem,” he said at a news conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.