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Moscow ready to act as mediator between US, North Korea, says Kremlin

Moscow ready to act as mediator between US, North Korea, says Kremlin

Russia, which now talks of mediating the negotiations between the USA and North Korea, supported the sanctions in the UN. The UN resolution seeks to ban almost 90 per cent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year.

'Russia's readiness to clear the way for de-escalation is obvious, ' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a phone call with reporters, suggesting President Vladimir Putin could be called in as an unlikely peacekeeper between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

However, the ministry noted that both Lavrov and Tillerson agreed that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs violate the demands of the UN Security Council. The fresh sanctions aim to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers overseas.

The latest sanctions were the third imposed on Pyongyang this year in an attempt to prevent it from furthering its nuclear and missiles programme. North Korean officials said that the test put U.S. within the range of its ICBM.

The Trump administration has sent mixed messages about its willingness to reignite diplomatic talks with North Korea.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday that "Washington's aggressive rhetoric" had heightened tension on the Korean peninsula and was unacceptable, the Russian foreign ministry said.

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

Lavrov has said USA military exercises in the region have made dialogue tougher.

At a United Nations meeting earlier this month, Tillerson chastised Russian Federation and China for their ties to Pyongyang, saying Moscow's use of North Korean labor and China's supply of oil to the country undermined global sanctions efforts. But top United States advisers have long retained that the U.S. remains committed to prioritizing a peaceful resolution to tensions with Pyongyang.

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