Russian Federation hosts North Korean diplomat for talks on new tensions

01 October, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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The ministry said Choe Son Hui, chief of the North American department of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, met with Oleg Burmistrov, a Russian diplomat dealing with the issue.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the North Korean official also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.

The Russia-North Korea Friendship House at the Khasan crossing point on the Russian-North Korean border.

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Russian Federation and China have previously said they both support a "suspension-for-suspension" approach to reign in North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program.

Defense One said that if deterrence fails, those interceptors would be the last line of defense against a North Korean missile.

The North sent a delegation to Russia's Eastern Economic Forum, held from September 6 to 7 in Vladivostok, and diplomats at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang held a ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's visit to Russia.

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South Korean Lee Cheol-uoo said the Pyongyang was bolstering its defences by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after United States bombers flew close to the Korean peninsula at the weekend.

The situation on the Korean peninsula has escalated in recent months after Pyongyang carried out several ballistic missile and nuclear tests in violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions. Most analysts describe how China has a deep relationship and can wield influence on the North; however, Russian Federation birthed North Korea under Stalin and still maintains strong economic and cultural ties.

Fear of regime change was also one of the reasons why Russian Federation got involved in the Syrian conflict, supporting President Bashar al-Assad regime, vetoing numerous US -led resolutions at the U.N. Security Council condemning the violence, and leading peace talks negotiations.

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