Kremlin offers to be mediator between the United States and North Korea

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In the wake of the extreme deterioration of the crisis in the region this summer amid Pyongyang's repeated missile launches and a nuclear test, Russian Federation and China have proposed the so-called "double freeze" plan aimed to settle the situation, which urges North Korea to halt nuclear tests and urges the United States and South Korea to cease joint drills.

Moscow's foreign ministry added that Lavrov highlighted that it's unacceptable to exacerbate tensions with Washington's aggressive rhetoric toward Pyongyang and increasing military preparations around the Korean peninsula.

The Russian diplomat said USA rhetoric had heightened tensions in the region and called it unacceptable, according to Reuters. "As the exchange of confrontational rhetoric is between Pyongyang and Washington, therefore Russia's readiness is rather evident to open the way for de-escalating tensions".

Camera IconRussia wants to smooth tensions between the USA and North Korea.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been trading words against each other as the country slowly inches towards achieving nuclear missile capability.

The sanctions are aimed at choking off external sources of funding for North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile development programs after repeated tests this year have brought the Asian nation to what experts say is the brink of developing devastating weapons that can be delivered halfway around the world.

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