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Russia Convinced No Alternative to Resuming Political Process on North Korea

© Sputnik / Irina Kalashnikova / Go to the mediabankRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - Sputnik International
Russia is convinced there is no alternative to resumption of political process on issue of North Korea, Moscow is ready to continue dialogue with Pyongyang, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

A man walks past a street monitor showing news of North Korea firing a ballistic missile in Tokyo, Japan, July 4, 2017. - Sputnik International
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MANILA (Sputnik) — Russia is convinced there is no alternative to resumption of political process on issue of North Korea, Moscow is ready to continue dialogue with Pyongyang, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

"We are convinced there is no alternative to resuming political process, in particular the six-party talks. Russia and China have made respective proposals. We will promote them in New York [in the United Nations] and on other platforms. Of course, we will continue the dialogue with our North Korean neighbors," Lavrov told reporters in Manila.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, tightening sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's ballistic missiles launch in July. The restrictions target imports of coal, iron ore, lead and seafood imports from the Asian nation to UN member states.

On Monday, North Korea said it was ready to respond to the sanctions "with far bigger actions."

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