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Moscow believes the steps the US and its allies have been taking on the Korean Peninsula to be totally disproportionate compared to what needs to be done, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Friday. reports citing TASS.

"We have pointed out to counterparts that it is unacceptable to continue the immense military build-up in the region citing the North Korean threat," the Russian top diplomat said. "We believe that the steps the United States and its allies have been taking on the Korean Peninsula are totally disproportionate compared to what needs to be done," he added.

"Washington’s plans to deploy missile defense systems to the region, which is already being implemented, causes particular concern, so we pointed out that it would negatively affect security situation in the Asia-Pacific region," Lavrov said. "We are confident that boosting cooperation between members of closed military and political blocs will not help strengthen regional security, while there is a need to build a transparent and inclusive dialogue, initiated at the East Asian Summits discussing security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region," the Russian top diplomat pointed out.

Russia is ready to do everything possible to end the confrontation between the US and North Korea and renew talks, according to Lavrov.

"We hope that we will finally wind a way to end this confrontation and try to find ways to renew the negotiation process," he said. "We are ready to do all that is necessary for it."

2017.11.24 / 16:59
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