Russia regrets DPRK's refusal to resume six-party talks
MOSCOW, Jan 24, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Russia regrets that the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) refuses to resume talks with
international negotiators, a high-ranking Russian diplomat said
Moscow will maintain its contacts with Pyongyang and "call for
continuing the negotiating process on all other international
platforms," Itar-Tass news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister
Gennady Gatilov as saying.
The UN Security Council on Tuesday passed unanimously a
resolution condemning the DPRK's satellite launch on Dec. 12,
2012. The resolution also urges a peaceful, diplomatic and
political resolution to relevant issues and a resumption of the
The DPRK said Thursday it plans to conduct a new nuclear test
and more rocket launches aimed at its "sworn enemy" of the United
Meanwhile, it criticized the UN Security Council resolution
that condemns the country's recent satellite launch, saying the
six-party talks and the September 19 joint statement "will no
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that
Moscow fully agreed with the UN resolution and urged the DPRK to "
listen to the voice of the international community."
The six-party talks, which involve the Republic of Korea, the
DPRK, China, the United States, Japan and Russia, began in 2003
but stalled in December 2008.
[ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ]