12 Sep 2017 18:37

High-ranking Russian, U.S. diplomats discuss N.Korea in Moscow

MOSCOW. Sept 12 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov met with United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula.

The pair "exchanged views on the current situation on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia as a whole after the latest DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] nuclear test and the adoption of UN Security Council resolution N2375," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website after the consultations.

"The Russian side stressed that there is no alternative to solving the problems of the Korean peninsula, including the nuclear one, by political and diplomatic means, the only means possible. [Russia] noted its readiness for joint efforts in the interest of finding comprehensive approaches to ensuring security in Northeast Asia, not least in the context of implementing the Russian-Chinese roadmap for the Korean [crisis] settlement," the statement said.