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LAVROV: Russia will not support ideas aiming to suffocate North Korea economically

Russia opposes North Korea’s economic ‘suffocation.’

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not support moves that would “suffocate” the North Korean economy and lead to dire humanitarian consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.

“We cannot support the ideas that some of our partners continue to nourish and that are aimed literally at the economic suffocation of North Korea with all the negative, tragic humanitarian consequences for the North Korean citizens,”

Lavrov said.

On August 5, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea that could cut the nation’s annual export revenue by $1 billion, or an estimated one-third of its annual foreign exchange earnings.

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Yet you agreed to the sanctions so …… how are you getting round them?
…Rare earths?

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A big difference between agreeing conditional sanctions and the USA’s wish to completely starve to population into submission.


Always the personification of the proverbial Russian bear, that to me, is FM Sergey Lavrov! Yes Sir–! hundred percent in agreement with your deep wisdom. Sanctions suffocate economies and bring hardship and suffering to ordinary people … people who are simply trying to provide for their families and live a reasonable life, yet punished by western politicians whose sense of even basic humanity, it would seem, died many, many decades ago. One may very well ask whether the west has indeed lost their moral and spiritual compass?


I do not need to ask whether the west has indeed lost their moral and spiritual compass; I already know the answer.


Ja– You’re right — not rocket science, but thank God, Putin just being Putin, is a “one man band changing hearts and minds machine” — waking up more and more common folks daily to their ruthless and ungodly leaders.

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