The adoption of the UN Security Council resolution on the DPRK should not outline the prospect of a political settlement of the conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on 8 August on the margins of the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum on Security in the Philippines’s capital Manila.
He noted that the North Koreans responded to this resolution, as well as all previous ones, very harshly and criticized it.
In this regard, Lavrov believes that the only possible adequate solution to the problem is a peaceful dialogue with the search for compromises and common ground.
«We expect that with the prudent approach of all players, including, of course, the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan, we will be able to find a solution that suits all parties,» the diplomat said.
Let’s remind, DPRK, among other things, is forbidden to trade in iron, iron ore, lead, coal and seafood. Any violation will be punishable by a ban on visiting ports of all states.