Putin says putting pressure on North Korea is a 'dead-end road'

by Antonio Miles September 2, 2017, 0:47
Putin says putting pressure on North Korea is a 'dead-end road'

The Russian leader, whose nuclear-capable bombers recently overflew the Korean Peninsula in a show of force, said the situation had deteriorated so badly that it was now "balanced on the verge of a large-scale conflict".

Vladimir Putin has warned that North Asia is "on the brink of a large-scale conflict" and - in an apparent rebuke to Donald Trump - suggested that dialogue is the only way forward.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his view on the tensions in the Korean Peninsula, warning that the USA and North Korea were "on the brink of a large-scale conflict".

"Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere".

The article was shared days ahead of Putin's trip to China for the BRICS summit, which brings together leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

"The region's problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions". -South Korean military exercises, which Pyongyang says it sees as preparations for invasion.

Trump repeats NAFTA termination threat
He said renegotiation process with Mexico and Canada are very hard and we may have to terminate the deal. Large amounts of cocaine, heroin and other drugs are smuggled north to the USA via Mexican territory.

On Tuesday, the reclusive nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan in defiance of UN resolutions and new sanctions imposed last month, which are expected to slash its export revenues by one-third.

In phone call Friday, Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in agreed to enhance Seoul's deterrence against North Korea by boosting its missile capabilities, Yonhap reported, citing Seoul's presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae.

United States heavy bombers and stealth jet fighters took part in a joint live-fire drill in South Korea on Thursday, intended as a show of force against the North. The move came in response to North Korea's missile launches in July, which it, as well as South Korea and the United States, claimed were intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.

Trump also said "talking is not the answer" to the crisis, without giving more details about his next move.

Following Tuesday's missile launch, Pyongyang said it would stage future military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, which has always been a focal point of North Korea's disdain with the U.S. and is often mentioned as a target. -South Korean military drills are provocative and that imposing further sanctions on Pyongyang would be counterproductive.


TOP News

Texas Dog Preparing for Hurricane Harvey Becomes Local Hero
This fantastic doggo definitely has his priorities right as he carries a bag full of dog food to safety. Otis's owner goes on to say that the fearless dog will get a hamburger at Dairy Queen for dessert.

Trump is publicly sparring with yet another Republican senator
The Tennessean reported on Thursday that a former state representative, Joe Carr, was considering a challenge to Corker next year. Green announced in early August that he did not intend to run against Corker in 2018 based on how "everything sits right now".

Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in Arizona swimming pool
He was also the defending champion, and Merber tweeted that the race will will be renamed in his friend's honor. Rio Olympian David Torrence was found dead in a swimming pool in Arizona .

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives
The death toll is expected to rise significantly once floodwaters recede in the coming days and weeks. "But it's heart-wrenching to think of her growing up without her mother".

Tropical Storm Watch: Heavy Rain & Wind Heading to NC Coast
On the forecast track, the system will move slowly toward the SC coast tonight and Monday . Winds could reach up to 63 knots (72 mph) during a tropical storm.

Samsung just unveiled three new wearables, including new AirPods rivals
In terms of size, the Gear Sport's stainless steel body measures in at 42.9 x 44.6 x 11.6mm, and weighs 50g (without the band). It's smaller than the Gear S3 , too, which is nice for anyone that thought Samsung's last smartwatch was a little too bulky.

United Nations says concerned over plight of Rohingya Muslims
Nearly 400 people have died in Myanmar since the country's army stepped up a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last week. The Burmese state is adamant the Rohingya are Bangladeshi citizens, a claim the Bangladeshi government has denied.

500000 join Barcelona march against terror attacks
The Spanish authorities say that eight suspected terrorists are dead, two are jailed and two more now remain under investigation. The driver of the van, identified as 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, was shot dead by police after several days on the run .

Rohingya Muslims 'under fire' asthey cross river into Bangladesh
Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back. An estimated 150 insurgents attempted to storm the base but "soldiers fought back", authorities said.

Turtle-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 37 in 13 states
Six of nine people interviewed said they'd bought the turtle from a flea market or street vendor, or received it as a gift. The result linked salmonella infections in United States citizens with a bacteria carried by those tiny turtles.