The actions of the government of North Korea, which, despite the protests of the West, continue to conduct missile and nuclear tests threaten the security of not only the US but also Japan, South Korea, China and Russia. On 15 may, said the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer, reports Reuters.
“There is no doubt that North Korea continues to threaten US, our allies Japan and South Korea and their neighbors, including China and Russia. We encourage everyone in the region, especially China and Russia, to do all that is possible on sanctions to help thereby resolving the situation and return stability on the Peninsula,” he explained.
Earlier, on 15 may, Russian President Vladimir Putin on a press-conferences following the results of visit to China, said that Russia opposes expansion of the nuclear club, including at the expense of North Korea, but, considering the unacceptable missile and North Korea’s nuclear tests, advocates for a return to negotiations.
Answering the journalists ‘ question about the missile launch in North Korea, Putin said: “I Want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of nuclear powers, including at the expense of the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea”.
However, the President added that the intimidation of Pyongyang should move on to negotiations. “No nuclear or missile tests, we do not consider acceptable, it is necessary to return to dialogue with the Democratic people’s Republic, to stop intimidating her and to find ways of peaceful solution of these problems”, – said Putin.
The Russian President also noted, citing defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that the recent North Korea’s missile launch did not pose a threat to Russia. “In terms of this particular launch, immediately after launch, the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation briefed me on what was happening to us Directly from the start not represented a threat,” – said Putin.
Earlier, the Russian military saidthat was tracking the rocket and could “guaranteed to neutralize”. North Korea in the night from 13 to 14 may made launch of a ballistic medium-range missiles from kusan, located in the North West province’s Do. She flew about 700 km and fell into the sea of Japan at a distance of about 100 kilometers from Primorye.
According to the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA), the rocket “Hanson-12″ “capable of carrying heavy nuclear warhead”. Television in North Korea reportedthat the launch was successful under the personal supervision of the Chairman of the workers ‘ party of Korea and the state Council of the country, Kim Jong-UN.