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Envoy stresses Russia and China hold similar stances on North Korean nuclear issue

BEIJING, May 11. /TASS/. The positions regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula held by Moscow and Beijing are "very similar," Russia’s Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov said today. "Firstly, our Chinese partners have a similar, and practically identical position as Russia’s towards the nuclear problem in North Korea and the general situation on the Korean Peninsula, as we both realize that we can tackle this problem and clinch agreements only through politics and diplomacy," the ambassador explained. "Secondly, security in this part of Northeast Asia is complex, as both North Korea’s nuclear-missile program and the military presence of other countries, particularly the US, pose a threat to the area. Large-scale military exercises are becoming more and more intimidating, inducing North Korea and other countries to take measures to support their national security," Ambassador Denisov stated. "We should approach this problem as a whole rather than use a black-and-white approach that some political analysts do. The situation is much graver. Will our leaders discuss the situation in North Korea? Possibly yes, I don’t know for sure," he concluded. Read more