Russia: Lavrov slams US statement on N.Korea as «bloodthirsty tirade»

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised a statement given by US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley on a military decision for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, during a press conference in Rome, Friday, alongside his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano. Commenting on statements made by Washington's UN Ambassador in favour of a military solution... Еще, Lavrov stated, «Washington certainly has leaders who want to provoke Pyongyang,» before slamming the statement as a «very bloodthirsty tirade.» Lavrov continued, «I believe that it was a big mistake and an attempt to play with fire. We will do our utmost to not let this happen and to ensure the problem be resolved exclusively by peaceful political and diplomatic means.» Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano also praised the talks with Lavrov, stating that the discussions on Syria and Libya were «very long and productive.» Regarding the US Congress' withdrawal of RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill, Lavrov stated that the Foreign Ministry was looking into the situation but added that Russia does not want to enter a 'ban fight' with US.


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