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Mon, 05/15/2017 - 17:15
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Putin says nuclear, missile tests unacceptable, urges dialogue with North Korea

BEIJING, May 15. /TASS/. Further nuclear tests are unacceptable, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Monday, calling for resuming dialogue with North Korea. "In any case, we consider that nuclear and missile tests are unacceptable and there is the need to resume dialogue with North Korea, to stop intimidating it and find peaceful solutions to problems," Putin said. On the other hand, blatant violations of international law, incursions in the territory of other countries and regime changes spark this arms race, he noted. "There is the need here for a comprehensive approach, enhancing the system of international guarantees using international law and the UN Charter." Speaking about the prospects of peaceful talks with Pyongyang, Putin said this is possible, "moreover that there has been a positive experience of this dialogue with North Korea." He recalled that some time ago North Korea said it would halt its nuclear program, but not all participants of talks had enough patience. "I think we should return to this," he said. Read more