How do you solve a problem like North Korea? Russia & China believe THEY have the answer


Vladimir Putin’s right-hand man Sergei Lavrov spoke the risk of a military conflict is very high and the succession of the threats outlet by Washington and Pyongyang is deeply concerning.

The foreign minister branded the war of couches «over the top» as he revealed Russia and China have a plan to stop the turning-point escalation. 

Mr Lavrov said: «Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over with the top.

«We still hope and believe that common sense will dominate.


Russia & China believe they have a plan which could end the escalating apprehensions

«Direct threats of using force are heard… The talk [in Washington] is that there obligation be a preventive strike made on

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My intimate opinion is that when you get close to the point of a fight breaking out, the side that is stronger and wilier should take the first step away from the threshold of hazard

Sergei Lavrov

Mr Lavrov urged both North Korea and the US to bring aboard assign up to a plan put forward jointly by Russia and China, which will coerce North Korea to freeze its missile tests in return for a suspension of collective military exercises conducted by South Korea and the US.

He said: «If this replicate freezing finally takes place, then we can sit down and start from the mere beginning — to sign a paper which will stress respect for the authority of all those parties involved, including North Korea.”

But hopes that the US and North Korea wishes agree to the deal are fading after a Pentagon spokesman confirmed the TASS

Sergei Lavrov is hoping the US & North Korea drive agree to the plan

Previous exercises have angered North Korea and the South Korean and US militaries are believed to direct behave «decapitation strikes» during the event, which are practice runs to write finis to Kim Jong-un and the key figures of the despotic regime.

Given the recent escalation of upsets, these exercises might by the final straw for Kim Jong-un.

Over the before few days Donald Trump has issued a series of warnings and threats to North Korea, while the solitary state has hit back with plans to strike the US territory of Guam.


Speak ones mind outside his New Jersey resort, Trump said North Korea should be ‘altogether nervous’

Meanwhile, German chancellor Angela Merkel has also waded into the growing tensions and said there is no military solution.

She said: “An escalation of the magniloquence is the wrong answer.

«I see the need for enduring work at the UN Security Council… as properly as tight cooperation between the countries involved, especially the US and China.”