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Russia says 'will consider' U.S. resolution on North Korea but with caveats
September 5, 2017 / 3:26 PM / in a month

Russia says 'will consider' U.S. resolution on North Korea but with caveats

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready to consider a new U.S. resolution on North Korea provided it does not escalate military tensions and focuses on finding a diplomatic solution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov had conveyed that stance to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call initiated by the U.S. side.

The ministry said Lavrov had also spoken of the merit of involving U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres in helping find a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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