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Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’

  • Russian leader urges restraint after talks with Japan’s Abe
  • Russia, Japan may consider new sanctions, Kremlin aide says
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How China and the U.S. Could Deal With North Korea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow.

He and Abe believe the situation on the Korean peninsula has “seriously deteriorated,” Putin said Thursday after the Kremlin meeting. “We call on all states involved in the region’s affairs to refrain from military rhetoric and seek peaceful, constructive dialogue.”