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North Korea to launch ICBM Saturday, South Korea prime minister says

North Korea to launch ICBM Saturday, South Korea prime minister says”

Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to cooperate on seeking tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland.

"We decisively condemned North Korea's launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan's territory on August 28, as well as the new nuclear tests conducted on September 3", Putin said in a statement.

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"It is impossible to intimidate them", said the Russian leader.

Pyongyang was being offered the prospect of no new sanctions if it froze its weapons programs, but Putin said North Korea believed the wider risks to its own security outweighed the potential economic benefits of such a concession.

Working in close cooperation with the United States and South Korea, the Japanese government has been pushing for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution including what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called the "strongest possible" sanctions, such as a complete ban on crude oil exports to North Korea.

Putin reiterated that the crisis around North Korea should be resolved only by political means, and that it posed a threat to peace and stability in the region.

But Putin claimed Russian Federation exports only around 40,000 tons of crude oil to North Korea annually and rejected sided with China in refusing to cut crude oil supplies to paralyze North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. "Stopping oil supply to North Korea is inevitable".

Japanese government sources also expected that if "Russia's attitude shifts, China will feel a growing sense of isolation, and the situation could change". "The government has many places to spend money such as welfare and defense programs", said a former researcher of a state-run institute that participated in the development projects of North-China and North-Russia border areas. "But the next step, they think, is an invitation to the cemetery". "He said Russian Federation opposes Pyongyang's nuclear weapons development, but worries the oil embargo could make the North Korean people suffer".

The United States has already banned Americans from traveling to North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student from OH who was released from North Korea in June in a coma after being detained there for more than a year.

South Korea and the United States on Thursday completed the deployment of a USA missile defence system to counter North Korean threats, sparking demonstrations by residents and a diplomatic protest from Beijing. While threading its way through the opening created by U.S. But on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi changed tact and indicated China would not rule out imposing fresh sanctions.

He has also publicly weighed scrapping a United States trade deal with South Korea in a bid to fulfill promises he made during the election campaign, and threatened to make South Korea pay for THAAD, even though it was Washington pushing for the system's deployment.



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