MOSCOW, April 2 — RIA Novosti.U.S. calls on Russia and China to take a more active part in deterring North Korea, said at a news conference, White House spokesman Jay Carney, as quoted by Agence France-Presse.
"It's no secret that China has a potential impact on North Korea," — said Carney at a press conference on the situation around North Korea and its stated intention to resume operation of the nuclear reactor at Yongbyon. "We have called and again urge China to try to influence the DPRK. Moreover, we encourage and Russia," — said Carney.
Also, the White House called the statement of North Korea, "further evidence" that Pyongyang "in breach of its international obligations." "Naturally, we are taking the steps necessary to protect the United States …" — Carney said.
Earlier in the afternoon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the confrontation on the Korean island is growing due to the low level of contact and exchange of information between the parties to the conflict,
North Korean authorities on Saturday said that relations between the two Koreas have moved into the "wartime" and Pyongyang will act according to the laws of "war-time" in the event of "hostile provocation" that could escalate into a full-blown or even nuclear war.
- North Korea's missile
"This is another regrettable event, which is a clear violation of UN Security Council sanctions. Again, the head of the (IAEA) strongly urges North Korea to comply fully with all existing UN Security Council resolutions and the Board of Governors of the IAEA," — said the representative of the IAEA Gill Tudor (Gill Tudor).
There is a chance?
Moscow believes that while there is a chance to start negotiations with the DPRK's nuclear program. While some countries should
He expressed doubt that the current situation in North or South Korea will go to the outbreak of hostilities, and local conflicts are not ruled out. "The main thing that a war of nerves did not develop into a hot war," — said a senior diplomat.