Putin: We 'Reserve the Right' to Expel Additional US Diplomats From Russia

South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea

Russian Federation argues that sanctions alone will not resolve the North Korea crisis and are backing a Chinese proposal for talks based on a freeze of North Korea's nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korean military drills.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is not the "bride" of President Trump and slammed the USA political establishment as "uncivilised" amid a simmering diplomatic feud between the two countries.

At his meeting with Moon today, Putin agreed that resolving the North Korea nuclear issue is the most urgent task facing the global community. "It could lead to global catastrophe with lots of victims". One issue Putin underlined as being particularly insulting is the suggestion that Russian Federation poses a threat like that of the world's rogue regimes.

Declaring that "enough is enough", Haley said existing measures not worked and accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of "begging for war" with the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

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"It's not that we categorically deny a possibility of a new resolution, but we want a resolution to be working, and we saw by previous ones - as I said yesterday - that they were not", Nebenzia said.

The leaders of Russian Federation and South Korea have condemned North Korea over its latest nuclear test, but still appear far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against Pyongyang.

"It is hard to hold dialogue with those people who mix up Austria with Australia".

China, which accounts for roughly 90 percent of North Korea's worldwide trade, has slammed Trump's suggestion, calling it "unacceptable" and "unfair". By "all options", Trump clearly means the use of force. Russian Federation has so far refused to contemplate doing either.

Moscow responded by directing the United States to cut is staff in Russian Federation by almost two-thirds.

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Moscow and Washington are now involved in a diplomatic dispute concerning the closure of a Russian consulate and several other diplomatic properties across America. "This does not do reflect well on our American partners", he said.

"T$3 his is an unprecedented thing", Putin said.

Putin called the seizure of the compounds "an obvious violation of property rights". "Let's see how efficient the much praised United States judiciary is".

Putin said Moscow reserved the right to respond to the United States order to close Russian Consulate and two other annexes.

"So, we reserve the right to take a new decision on the number of American diplomats in Moscow". But we won't do that for now. "Let us see how the situation develops further".

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Lee said the government is taking the current situation as very grave. "We certainly won't", she declared.


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