12 February 2013, 14:50

Russia to insist on soonest resumption of six-nation talks on North Korea - Lavrov

Russia to insist on soonest resumption of six-nation talks on North Korea - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said North Korea's nuclear test deserves condemnation and a reaction from the UN Security Council. He also said the six-party talks on the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula must be restarted soon.

"This [nuclear test] must be condemned. It demonstrates that the North Korean leadership has again ignored international law and disregarded the UN Security Council's resolutions, all of which deserves condemnation and an adequate reaction. The UN Security Council will convene within hours to discuss this problem, I understand," Lavrov said at a press conference in Pretoria.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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