Putin tells the West to ‘stop intimidating North Korea’

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North Korea Hwasong-12 missile launch May 14, 2017 — Landed in the Sea of Japan just 50 miles from the Russian port of Vladivostok

  • Putin spoke about latest North Korean missile test at Chinese economic summit
  • Said it is ‘unacceptable’ to intimidate regime as West called for fresh sanctions
  • Denied that test posed a threat to Russia despite missile landing near east coast 
  • Putin joined China and South Korea in calling for fresh talks with Kim Jong-un 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told world leaders to stop ‘intimidating’ North Korea following the dictatorship’s latest missile test.

Putin said attempts to bully Kim Jong-un‘s regime were ‘unacceptable’, though he admitted the missile test was equally wrong.

America and South Korea led calls for fresh sanctions after Kim tested a newly developed Hwasong-12 ballistic missile on Sunday, which the dictator claimed was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the US.

Vladimir Putin has said it is 'unacceptable' to try and intimidate North Korea after the dictatorship carried out a ballistic missile test on Sunday

Vladimir Putin has said it is ‘unacceptable’ to try and intimidate North Korea after the dictatorship carried out a ballistic missile test on Sunday

Putin speaks at an economic forum in China

Putin said the missile test had not posed a threat to Russia

Putin denied that the missile test had posed any threat to Russia, despite the projectile landing around 60 miles off the country’s east coast

Putin said peaceful dialogue with the North, a position supported by China's Xi Jinping (pictured right), is the only way to resolve the situation

Putin said peaceful dialogue with the North, a position supported by China’s Xi Jinping (pictured right), is the only way to resolve the situation

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North Korea — The Hwasong-12 type missile launched Sunday morning by the DPRK was among those paraded in Pyongyang last month

Putin said: ‘We are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers. We consider (the missile test) counter-productive, harmful and dangerous’.

But, he added: ‘We must stop intimidating North Korea and find a peaceful solution to this problem.’

Speaking at a Chinese economic summit, Put also denied that the test had posed any threat to Russia, despite the weapon landing 60 miles off his nation’s east coast.

The Russian premier said peaceful talks must be held to resolve escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Putin joins China and new South Korean president Moon Jae-in in calling for talks with the North.

If discussions could be arranged, it would mark the first significant development in diplomacy with North Korea since the nation pulled out of six-party talks in 2009.

President Trump said earlier this month that he would be willing to participate in talks ‘under the right circumstances’, though his administration said that possibility was slim after the missile launch.

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told ABC’s ‘This Week’ that ‘having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he’s absolutely not going to do it.’

North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile on Sunday (pictured), believed to be the longest-range weapon ever developed by the regime

North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile on Sunday (pictured), believed to be the longest-range weapon ever developed by the regime

Kim Jong-un was pictured celebrating with his officials after the launch, and vowed to carry out more missile tests and nuclear detonations

Kim Jong-un was pictured celebrating with his officials after the launch, and vowed to carry out more missile tests and nuclear detonations

Experts believe the North’s new missile is the longest-range weapon ever successfully tested by the isolated nation.

After being fired from a launch pad in the Kusong region early on Sunday, the projectile travelled around 500 miles before dropping into the Sea of Japan.

Analysts say the missile was fired at an upward trajectory to artificially limit its range during the test. Fired in a straighter line, they estimate it would have a range of at least 2,500 miles.

While that is significantly longer than the rage of its other missiles, it still falls around 3,000 miles short of the US mainland.

Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the missile launch on Sunday, and was pictured celebrating with his officials afterward.

The ruler also pledged further missile tests and nuclear detonations, despite repeated warnings by President Trump.

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 (Published May 05, 2017)

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When Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine earlier this week, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic – with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010.

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One Response to “Putin tells the West to ‘stop intimidating North Korea’”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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