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Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

He said they shared the view that the North's nuclear issue should be resolved quickly to realize the "infinite potentials" of the Korean Peninsula and the Far East region.

"Today, as never before, everyone needs to show composure and avoid steps that lead to an escalation of tensions", he said.

The South Korean presidential spokesman quoted Putin as saying that Russian Federation was concerned that the blockage of oil supplies would hurt civilians including hospitals.

Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, were seen heading toward a former golf course where the system has been installed.

North Korean laborers would also be banned from working overseas.

The U.N. Security Council, of which Russian Federation is a veto-wielding permanent member, is now debating imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea, with Japan and the United States pushing for an oil embargo on the reclusive state.

It was not clear whether China, North Korea's main ally, would support the tough new moves against Pyongyang.

5000-acre La Tuna fire largest in Los Angeles city history
No estimated acreage was available, but LAFD officials said the blaze could reach 2,000 acres now that it has jumped the freeway. At a certain point, firefighters were dealing with 40 miles per hour winds and flames 100 feet in height, according to the L.A.

Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia.

The comments come as the United States is proposing a range of new UN sanctions against North Korea following its sixth nuclear bomb test.

Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, had condemned the nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective".

Amid escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula today, South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked for his Russian counterpart's cooperation in urging the global community to cut off crude oil supplies to the North Korean regime.

Moon took office in May calling for a diplomatic focus, but the torrid pace of North Korea's weapons tests had hardened his government's stance.

On the occasion of the Abe-Putin summit, Japan and Russian Federation are set to exchange over 30 agreements in areas including healthcare for the elderly, postal services and cutting-edge technologies, the source said.

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