President Putin calls further sanctions on North Korea 'useless'

    President Putin calls further sanctions on North Korea 'useless'

    Sept 5, Moscow: The Russian President Vladimir Putin today calimed that  further sanctions against North Korea is "useless" as "they'd rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme".

    President Putin also stated that the ramping of  "military hysteria" could lead to a global catastrophe and the only solution to this problem is diplomacy.Meanwhile, North Korea's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Han Tae-song, said his country's recent "self-defence measures" were a "gift package addressed to the US"."The US will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)," Reuters news agency quoted him as saying.

    "They'd rather eat grass than abandon their [nuclear weapons] programme unless they feel secure. And what can establish security? The restoration of international law. We should promote dialogue among all interested parties."Citing a "humanitarian aspect", Mr Putin said millions of people would suffer under tougher measures, adding: "Sanctions have been exhausted."

    Last month, the Security Council voted unanimously to ban North Korean exports and limit investments in the country. Haley did not spell out what additional measures might be taken, but diplomats have suggested an oil embargo would have a crippling effect.While today,after telling the UN Security Council that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was "begging for war", Nikki Haley said: "War is never something the United States wants."We don't want it now but our country's patience is not unlimited."

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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