Russia Slams North Korea's Latest Actions

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:17
Bulgaria: Russia Slams North Korea's Latest Actions Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich

Russia has condemnedNorth Korea's actions in the intensifying standoff with South Korea and the United States.

Moscow has declared that North Korea is showing a "categorically unacceptable" contempt of UN resolutions.

"For Russia, Pyongyang's neglect of UN resolutions (on nuclear non-proliferation) is categorically unacceptable," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters, as cited by The Voice of Russia.

He added that North Korea’s actions "complicate, if not practically rule out the chances of resuming" six party talks to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

It emerged on Thursday that North Korea has deployed a missile to its east coast. Even though the missile has a “considerable” range, it would not capable of reaching the United States, according to South Korean defense officials.

Pyongyang's latest missile deployment has prompted the US to move its THAAD advanced missile defense system along with radar systems to a base on the Pacific Ocean island of Guam.

On Wednesday, the North Korean army said it had received approval to launch a “merciless” attack on the United States, including possible nuclear strikes.

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