NK official handling USA affairs begins Russian Federation visit

Laura Christensen
October 1, 2017

Choe Son-hui, director general of the North American department at the North Korean foreign ministry, held talks with Oleg Burmistrov, Russia's ambassador-at-large, the North's Korean Central News Agency said in a short dispatch from Pyongyang.

Moscow says Russian and North Korean diplomats will meet in Moscow on September 29 to discuss the Korean crisis.

Neither Russia or China want a capitalist, pro-Western state on their border so have propped up the North Korean regime for decades.

The U.S. said it welcomed Moscow's efforts, even though the Russian-Chinese roadmap proposes an end to the U.S joint military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang giving up on the nuclear development programme-a proposal the U.S. has already rejected.

"We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Other senior administration officials are more suspicious.

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Trump seems to be wanting to make North Korea such a problem for both countries that Russian Federation or China will be forced to enforce its will on Kim Jong-un and halt his nuclear program.

"Choe stressed that it is necessary for the U.S.to stop its hostile policy toward the DPRK in order to defuse tension and ensure peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the Northeast Asian region", it added.

"However, it does not necessarily share the exact same approach". In July, she met with Burmistrov when he visited North Korea.

Fear of regime change was also one of the reasons why Russian Federation got involved in the Syrian conflict, supporting President Bashar al-Assad regime, vetoing numerous USA -led resolutions at the U.N. Security Council condemning the violence, and leading peace talks negotiations.

The article said a USA attempt to shoot down a missile would probably occur within Russian radar space - and possibly over Russia itself.

Russian Federation has been wary of USA flights of strategic bombers over the peninsula, Tass news agency reported.

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