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Russia's Lavrov urges U.S. to show restraint over North Korea
August 30, 2017 / 7:52 PM / in 3 months

Russia's Lavrov urges U.S. to show restraint over North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the United States on Wednesday to refrain from any military actions on the Korean peninsula that would be “fraught with unpredictable consequences”

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

In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov said Russia also believed that any further increase of sanctions pressure on North Korea would be counter-productive, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in statement.

Lavrov and Tillerson also discussed Syria and the Gulf, the statement said.

Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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