September 5, 2017 / 3:25 PM / 10 months ago

U.S. Senator Graham agrees with Putin that more North Korea sanctions won't work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he agreed with Russian leader Vladimir Putin that more sanctions against North Korea are unlikely to work.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to reporters ahead of the weekly party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Putin said after a summit in China that diplomacy is the only solution to tensions with Pyongyang, which appears to have escalated its nuclear program in recent months.

“Can’t believe I’m agreeing with Vladimir Putin but I am – further sanctions on North Korea very unlikely to work,” Graham said on Twitter.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by James Dalgleish

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