Putin warns crisis with North Korea 'may become a global catastrophe'

Putin warns crisis with North Korea 'may become a global catastrophe'”

"If we fail to stop North Korea's provocations now, it could sink into an uncontrollable situation", Mr Moon said in opening remarks before a meeting with Mr Putin in Vladivostok, Russia, on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during the BRICS summit in China.

"The delivery of weapons to a conflict zone doesn't help peacekeeping efforts, but only worsens the situation", Putin said Tuesday.

"The only thing is that it was done in such a clearly boorish manner. This does not do reflect well on our American partners", he said.

"It is hard to hold a dialogue with people who mix Austria with Australia", he continued, apparently referring to a decade-old gaffe by President George W. Bush, who during a 2007 visit to Sydney referred to Austrian troops when he meant Australian troops. Nothing can be done about it. "Apparently, this is the level of political culture within a certain part of the USA establishment".

"As for the buildings and facilities (of the Russian diplomatic mission in the US), this is really an unprecedented incident", Putin said. "I think to start with, we should go to court and we should go see how effectively (the) American court system works".

"I want to also highlight that it's our hope that with this move in the direction of parity, which the Russians said they were seeking, we can avoid further retaliatory actions by both sides". Putin also spoke favourably of Trump. That has largely been derailed by allegations about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Russian Federation has denied interfering in the vote.

"We are both statesmen". "It will only severely undermine the strategic balance in the region, jeopardize strategic and security interests of the regional countries, including China, aggravate the tension and confrontation, and further complicate the Peninsular issue".

North Korea has long maintained its status of wanting nuclear weapons and long-range missiles in order to discourage the United States from attempting to overthrow Kim Jong Un's regime. While the Kremlin had ordered the cut its embassy staff numbers to 455 to achieve parity, Russian Federation "reserves the right" to demand further reductions, he said.

When announcing the decision to close the USA sites, a State Department spokesman noted "Russia will still maintain more diplomatic and consular annexes in the United States than we have in Russian Federation".

Putin was not happy with the "boorish manner" in which Russian Federation was stripped of diplomatic property in the US.

Ukraine's envoy to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, told the Security Council that Ukraine's president made a similar proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in March 2015.

Putin apparently came up with the 155 figure because he said that 155 of Russia's staff in the United States were "not really diplomats" but part of its UN mission in NY. So, we reserve the right to make a decision also on the number of United States diplomats, but we won't do this now. But we won't do that for now.

Like this


13 September 2017
Top Bookmakers Name Odds-On Favourites for 2017-2018 NBA Championship Success
As a result, the Warriors won the championship for a fifth time, taking back the title that they last won as recently as 2015. The two teams have met in the final for three consecutive years, with the Cavs picking up the title just once, in 2016.

07 September 2017
Florida preparing for Category 5 Hurricane Irma
The company is donating $1 of every ticket booked on Wednesday, Sept. 6 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts. Sixty percent of the residents on the island are homeless, he revealed. "If your cars battery has been dead better fix it".

07 September 2017
The ASOS plc (ASC) Given "Underperform" Rating at Credit Suisse Group
The stock of 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, March 10 by Liberum Capital. The stock of Petra Diamonds Limited (LON:PDL) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 30 by Investec.

07 September 2017
Troops recover 2 Indonesians abducted by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
The kidnappers had also murdered his woman partner and compatriot during his kidnapping at sea four months earlier. The group has pledged allegiance to the ultra-radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

07 September 2017
Pakistani envoys moot: Asif seeks suggestions on how to deal with US
President Donald Trump had accused Pakistan of sheltering militants and stated that "we can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations".

07 September 2017
Samsung J7 plus to come with dual cameras
Apart from the basic details, users need to fill in with what they are looking for in Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is believed to be the project "Star" by Samsung and development is well underway.

07 September 2017
Andra AP fonden Increases Holdings in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH)
Investment House Llc increased Waste Mgmt Inc Del (NYSE:WM) stake by 33,405 shares to 90,990 valued at $6.45 million in 2016Q4. The New York-based Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:NCLH).

07 September 2017
Price Target Estimates for Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX)
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) shares are down -4.51% for the week and that has got investors and traders sitting up and taking note. The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) has "Market Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by Avondale.

07 September 2017
US Navy Seals Train SKorean Team to Kill Kim Jong Un
Reminded of North Korea's appalling human rights record, Rodman distanced himself from the North Korean ruler, saying that all he wished to do was to create dialogue and bring peace as an "ambassador for sports". "I think that will open a door just a little bit".

23 June 2017
Marvel Looks To Shake Its Poor Gaming Reputation
The games are well designed with attractive graphics and extensive content, but neither is viewed as a flawless experience. These games tend to be actually well done for what they are, and in a way they’ve been the pride of Marvel gaming.