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In the Federation Council commented on the extension of US sanctions against DPRK

The U.S. does not confirm the intention to promote the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, extending sanctions against the DPRK, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

"The next extension of Washington's sanctions against North Korea – an act probably of a ritual nature, regularly extended since 2008. The reason of sanctions called "the existence and risk of proliferation of fissile materials suitable for use in weapons on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the government of North Korea", and on this basis to renew them indefinitely," - said the politician.

Morgulov held a telephone conversation with the Ambassador of South Korea

Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Moscow, Lee SOK PAE the situation on the Korean Peninsula, given the recent deterioration of inter-Korean relations, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

At the initiative of the Korean side was arranged a telephone conversation Morgulov and South Korean Ambassador.

During meetings with Kim Jong-UN, trump thought about posing, says Bolton

Former US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton believes that Donald trump during meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has paid more attention to the posing for the photo, not the importance of the meetings themselves.

"There was considerable emphasis on posing for the photo and the reaction to it, and too little or no attention has been paid to the impact of such meetings on the negotiating position of the United States," said Bolton in an interview with ABC News, excerpts of which were published on Thursday.

The national security Council of South Korea discussed the crisis in relations with North Korea

Senior officials of the security Service of South Korea held Thursday a regular meeting of the national security Council (NSC), which discussed the current crisis in relations with the DPRK and the readiness of the troops of the country to provocations from the North Korean side, said the presidential administration of RK.

"Today in the afternoon held a meeting of the NSC chaired by the head of the Department of national security under the President of Kazakhstan Chon Th Ena. The permanent members of the NSC discussed the situation with North Korea lately, and especially checked the readiness of our troops to confront and observe (for the DPRK – ed.). The permanent members reiterated the position that it is necessary to observe the inter-Korean agreement, and agreed to continue efforts to counter the increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula", - stated in the message of administration of the President of Kazakhstan.

DPRK returns the personnel at guard posts in the demilitarized zone

North Korea has sent staff to some of their security posts inside the demilitarized zone, which was released earlier agreement with South Korea, reports Yonhap news Agency citing military sources.

The General staff of the DPRK on June 17 said it is considering a plan for the introduction of troops in the border areas and resumption of military exercises. In the tourist area of MT. and industrial zone in Kaesong units will be deployed the level of the regiment and firing part. In addition, North Korea promised to restore civilian police to the posts of the military police in the demilitarized zone. Units were withdrawn and the piece of equipment dismantled in accordance with the military agreement of the North and South from September 2018.

Pompeo believed trump's words at the summit with North Korea "nonsense", says Bolton

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo wrote in the first summit, the US and the DPRK in 2018, the American President Donald trump carries a complete nonsense, according to the New York Times referring to a book, the former adviser to trump John Bolton, which should be published next week.

According to the publication, Bolton wrote in his book that during the first meeting of the tramp and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN, held in Singapore in June 2018, Pompeo handed him a note in which was written: "He (trump edition) carries a complete nonsense".

Trump has extended sanctions against North Korea

The US President Donald trump has extended for one year with effect from 2008 sanctions against North Korea, according to the text of the notice signed by trump, circulated Wednesday by the White house.

This mode, providing penalties, was announced by presidential decree on 26 June 2008.

The foreign Minister appreciated Japan's intention to abandon the us missile defense systems

Moscow will follow the steps Tokyo after the statements of the Japanese authorities to suspend the deployment of Aegis Ashore complexes, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"We drew attention to the statements of some official representatives of the Japanese intention to "suspend the implementation of plans to deploy missile defense systems Aegis Ashore land-based in the territory of the country." Consider the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan ... with regard to any changes to the rate of Japan to increase military-political cooperation with the United States did not happen. We will track the development of this story, first of all, to follow any of the current claims, the specific steps of the Japanese leadership, particularly in the missile field, which has a direct impact on the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region," Zakharova said at the briefing.

Media: plane DPRK leader flew from Pyongyang to the East of the country

The special plane of DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN was made on Wednesday, the flight from Pyongyang to the Eastern coast of the country on the background of aggravation of relations with South Korea, has transferred from Seoul news Agency Yonhap.

Jet an-148, which, presumably, flies, Kim Jong UN, was spotted by asiatically at 10.00 local time (04.00 GMT) and was moving in an easterly direction until the signal disappeared in the province of Hamgyong.

Russia urges North Korea and South Korea to show restraint, Lavrov said

Russia urging South Korea and the DPRK to exercise maximum restraint and responsibility, said Wednesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"We urge the Korean sides to show restraint, to exercise maximum responsibility for the events on the Peninsula, for maintaining a quiet, stable situation. I hope that this appeal will be heard," said Lavrov at a press conference following a special meeting via videoconference with the heads of foreign ministries of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the issues of responding to the challenges of the pandemic coronavirus.

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