Washington’s military pressure against North Korea only provokes Pyongyang’s retaliatory measures, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov told reporters on Sunday.
“Military pressure against North Korea by the United States only provokes retaliatory steps of the North Korean side. During the (presidency of Donald) Trump North Korea has fired missiles nine times already,” Denisov said.
“We call for resuming the formats that already exist, first of all the six-party talks (on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula),” the Russian ambassador said, adding that the Chinese side says there is no alternative to this format. “Any initiatives won’t work, the Chinese say.”