August 15, 2017 / 12:50 PM / 2 years ago

Russia's Lavrov, China's Wang discuss situation on Korean peninsula: RIA

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), in Moscow, Russia August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, RIA news agency cited the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Wang told Lavrov in a telephone call it was urgent that the United States and North Korea “put the brakes” on mutually irritating words and actions, the ministry said.

Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs and Kevin Liffey

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