Top US, Russian diplomats discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations

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Following the vote on Friday, US President Donald Trump endorsed the stricter measures, saying on Twitter "The World wants Peace, not Death!".

Separately, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that Washington was "ready to talk anytime" with North Korea "without precondition", but emphasized that "the diplomatic effort has to be backed up by a very credible military alternative".

The two diplomats spoke by phone on December 26 and "shared a common opinion that the nuclear-missile developments in [North Korea] violate the demands of the United Nations Security Council", according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. North Korean officials said that the test put U.S. within the range of its ICBM. In response, North Korea strongly condemned the maneuvers.

'Their plan is to put a satellite equipped with cameras and telecommunication devices into orbit'.

Tillerson and Trump have given mixed messages regarding the administration's stance toward North Korea after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile late last month.

"It was underlined that it is necessary to move from the language of sanctions to the negotiating process as soon as possible".

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The new sanctions include sharply cutting limits on North Korea's imports of refined oil and orders the repatriation of all North Korean nationals working overseas by the end of 2019.

This may open the way for the de-escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea, Peskov added.

In its 2018 forecast, South Korea's Unification Ministry said it believed the North would eventually find ways to blunt the effects of the sanctions.

Russian Federation and China on Monday sought for a peaceful resolution to the tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activity.

The United States stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, and regularly carries out military exercises with Seoul.

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