Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, urged all parties involved in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to show maximum restraint in order to avoid the implementation of negative military scenarios.
Both sides discussed Russia's countermeasures to U.S. sanctions.
Russian Federation will speed up efforts to reduce dependence on the US dollar and credit-card system in the wake of tough new sanctions imposed by Washington, a top diplomat says.
"This will be in this way from now on". Tillerson says he and the South Korean diplomat plan to discuss the sanctions during their meeting, along with next steps to pressure the North.
Turkish, Iranian and Russian officials will hold talks concerning war-torn Syria in Tehran on August 8-9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday. Mr Lavrov said that U.S. military preparations in the Korean Peninsula area are only escalating tension and this should be avoided. During a photo-op before their meeting, Tillerson and Lavrov shared smiles and some pleasantries, but both ignored a question on how the new sanctions will impact their talks.
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Lavrov's upbeat assessment came amid what the U.S. has called a diplomatic low point unseen since the end of the Cold War.
Quoted by Reuters, Ryabkov said that "we will of course intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on USA payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on".
After Trump signed the sanctions bill, Moscow announced it was forcing the us government to cut American embassy and consulate staff (many of whom are local Russian hires) by 755 by September 1, as well as shutter two USA diplomatic properties. After Russia, again answering a tightening of sanctions, he gave a symmetrical response, blocking the country of American diplomats in Srebarna Bohr and sending more than 700 employees of the diplomatic mission from the country. Washington has said a couple of times that it does not rule out any type of response to North Korea's problem, including a military one. Although he and other Cabinet officials have maintained that position consistently, Trump has repeatedly questioned US intelligence about Moscow's involvement while denying any collusion with his campaign.
Commenting on the US call to downgrade diplomatic ties or isolate Pyongyang for its missile tests, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said it is studying how to downgrade because it does not have much engagement with them. Trump's critics saw his objections as one more sign that he is too eager to pursue closer ties to Russian Federation, or to protect the former Cold War foe from penalties created to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine, election meddling and other troublesome behavior. Mr Lavrov reiterated the need to respect in full Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions that lay the foundations for advancing the political process.