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Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron condemn North Korea’s missile launch

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron condemned Pyongyang’s provocative actions.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron condemned Pyongyang’s provocative actions and agreed on the inadmissibility of further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula during a phone conversation, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on Friday.

“In the context of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the leaders have firmly condemned the provocative actions made by the DPRK, which flagrantly violate the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. Such actions contradict the principles of global non-proliferation and pose a serious threat to regional peace and security,”

the statement said.

“The heads of the states agreed that further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, that could lead to irreparable consequences, was unacceptable, and that the settlement of this extremely complicated situation should be achieved only through political and diplomatic means, via the resumption of direct negotiations,”

the statement read.

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