The story proves that Russia may be forever used by the Democrats as their weapon of choice in petty domestic political warfare.
Intense diplomatic activity between US and Russia suggest an understanding has been reached between the Trump administration and the Kremlin over Syria with the US supporting the Russian initiative on ‘de-escalation areas’ and Russia switching the deconfliction hotline with the US military back on.
President Putin also urged restraint over North Korea.
The test has reportedly failed.
China makes clear that it will not support further sanctions against North Korea if there are no more nuclear tests, and that it wants direct talks between the US and North Korea to begin immediately and all further joint military exercises between the US and South Korea to end.
In carefully chosen words at UN Security Council session US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves open possibility for direct negotiations between the US and North Korea, culminating in an agreement to normalise relations in return for limits on North Korea’s nuclear programme.