20 Oct 2017 14:38

Russia, U.S. maintaining dialogue on N. Korea, JCPOA - Ryabkov

MOSCOW. Oct 20 (Interfax) - Russia and the United States are maintaining dialogue on North Korea and the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

"I do not see any specific difficulties in the dialogue with U.S. Under Secretary of State [Thomas] Shannon or with anyone else from the U.S. as regards non-proliferation [...] We are also maintaining dialogue on the issues that are the main task of non-proliferation, such as the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] and the future of the JCPOA," Ryabkov told reporters on Friday.