Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations: Moscow

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations: Moscow

"North Korea will seek negotiation with the United States while continuing to pursue its effort to be recognised as a de facto nuclear-possessing country", South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a report, without offering any reasons for its conclusion.

Following the vote on Friday, US President Donald Trump endorsed the stricter measures, saying on Twitter "The World wants Peace, not Death!".

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pressed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during telephone talks on Tuesday to move from the language of sanctions to the negotiating process as quickly as possible.

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations: Moscow

Though US diplomats have said they are pursuing a diplomatic solution, President Donald Trump has said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin.

On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in response to last month's launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the US mainland.

But the orders have not perturbed the hermit kingdom's aggression with Kim Jong-un seemingly going one step further than missile launches. In response, North Korea strongly condemned the maneuvers. North Korean officials said that the test put United States within the range of its ICBM.

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'Their plan is to put a satellite equipped with cameras and telecommunication devices into orbit'.

Meanwhile, neighbouring South Korea, on Tuesday hoped that Pyongyang and Washington would open negotiations and diplomatic channels will be engaged between them in 2018.

Even so, Seoul has set up a specialised military team to confront nuclear threats from the North.

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North Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday slammed the latest round of measures as "an act of war".

This may open the way for the de-escalation of tensions between the USA and North Korea, Peskov added.

The measures order North Koreans working overseas to return home within two years and ban almost 90 percent of refined petroleum exports to the country.

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Kim Jong-un interprets this as preparations for invasion.

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