Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'

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Commenting on the move in the Chinese city of Xiamen after the annual summit of the five-nation BRICS club of emerging economies, Putin said that US actions over Russian consulates was "boorish", adding that he will give an order to take Washington to court over violation of Russian property rights on USA soil.

"I believe the situation may enter an uncontrollable state if the North does not halt its provocations.

There is no other way to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem but peacefully and diplomatically", Putin said. Putin also spoke favourably of Trump.

Referencing a gaffe made by former USA president George W Bush in 2007, Mr Putin said: "It's hard to conduct a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia".

Senator Lindsey Graham has found himself agreeing with the Russian president that further sanctions against North Korea will most likely fail, following the Trump administration's call for new measures against the North.

The clash marks a new low in US-Russian diplomatic relations, which are also strained over different views on how to proceed in North Korea.

"The escalation of military hysteria will not do any good".

Haley reiterated United States threats to impose sanctions on countries that trade with North Korea.

Putin was in China the day of the nuclear test and has already had an audience with the Chinese leader.

Vladimir Putin stated that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks the possibility of it developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties.

It reportedly shook buildings in China and in Russian Federation.

PM Modi leaves for China to attend BRICS Summit
Though China has said that terrorism will not be on the agenda, however, going by past precedence, PM Modi may bring up the issue. On the fourth evening, the BRICS leaders will be joined by leaders of the five guest countries for a welcome.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday said the US will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response". Previous estimates have ranged from 50 kilotons to 120 kilotons. "The fact that a nuclear bomb with a certain level of energy output has been developed, is a large threat not only for Japan but for the global society".

Merkel, who was speaking to the German parliament on Tuesday, said North Korea's distance from Germany should not keep the country from helping to end the crisis.

According to experts, the weapons are nearly impossible to verify if the warhead and missile could be successfully paired unless North Korea were to fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM.

The call comes as the U.N. Security Council is holding its second emergency meeting in a week about North Korea after the country said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday.

North Korea on Sunday conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, triggering US warnings of a "massive military response".

Moon told Putin he would be open to talks with North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, but stressed that now is not the time for dialogue.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "not to give in to emotions and show restraint" when dealing with North Korea.

Known as "freeze for freeze" the proposal calls for Pyongyang to freeze its nuclear program in exchange for the US and South Korea suspending their joint military drills.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who called on Russians to protest in videos posted to social media this week, thanked Putin on Monday for condemning the violence against the Muslim minority.

The only way forward with the rogue regime is through diplomatic means, he argued. No one would do that. "I don't think we will be able to rush it so fast". "The restoration of worldwide law". They'll be weak and they'll be more susceptible to North Korea exploiting that power.

But they're trying to ease the tension between the nations.