Follow - up / ... Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Igor Morgolov, on Monday that Moscow calls for Washington and Pyongyang to stop "mutual threats" and move to the talks, to avoid the "end of the world scenario."
Morgolov said at the Valdae International Club in Seoul on Monday that Washington and Pyongyang had not rejected the Russian roadmap for a settlement on the Korean Peninsula, saying that North Korea was committed to the first item on the map since September 15 for conducting missile tests. , But Washington and its allies continue military maneuvers in the region that complicate the situation.
The diplomat expressed Moscow's confidence in the possibility of holding direct talks between the parties, adding that the first thing that is required is "stop and calm without emotions."
"Pyongyang has displayed restraint over the past two months," Morgolov said. "If the United States meets with similar steps, it will be possible to proceed with the implementation of the second phase of the road map, which is the launch of direct talks between them."
"The main theme of direct talks could be to discuss the principles of peaceful coexistence," he said, "to end mutual hostility and mistrust between the United States and the DPRK."
He said that Moscow, in its contacts with the North Koreans, confirmed its rejection of North Korea's status as a nuclear state and urged them to stop their experiments, adding that no one knows the progress of Pyongyang in making nuclear weapons.
He said it was naive to believe that tightening the sanctions on Pyongyang would solve the problem and could even lead to a humanitarian disaster in the country. The renunciation of nuclear weapons is the last thing the North Koreans might do under pressure and threats from Washington.
The Russian diplomat pointed out that "the scenario of the end of the world is in that region," and expressed the hope that the regional community can prevent it. Finished 2