Russia now offers to mediate between US & N Korea; heres what was said

Russia now offers to mediate between US & N Korea; heres what was said

With tensions growing between United States and North Korea, Russia on Tuesday indicated that it was ready to mediate between the two countries between whom the hostilities have only grown over past few months.

The development comes amid growing tensions after the United Nations imposed fresh sanctions against Pyongyang.

North Korea had threatened to punish all those countries who supported the bid for sanctions which was imposed following Pyongyang’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.

North Korean officials said that the test put US within the range of its ICBM. The fresh sanctions aim to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.

The UN resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 per cent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year.

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