Moscow is prepared to work with Pyongyang to try to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday.
Russian and North Korean foreign ministry representatives met in Moscow today, and Kremlin said it had sent a clear message to Pyongyang that it was ready to step in to mediate.
Earlier today it was reported that any attempt by North Korea to fire a missile at the United States may force the US military to destroy a nuclear warhead over Russian territory, as this would be the likeliest trajectory of a missile.
Covert mission: Members of the North Korean delegation leave after the talks at the Russian foreign ministry venue in Moscow on Friday
Any missile fired at the US by the totalitarian dictatorship would most likely fly over the North Pole and may even have to be destroyed over Russia itself.
General Lori Robinson, the head of the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (or NORAD), said today that this fact was something she is ‘aware of’.
The Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement today after the meeting in Moscow between Russian ambassador-at-large Oleg Burmistrov and Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department of North Korea’s foreign ministry.
Son-hui also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, the ministry said.
‘The Russian side confirmed its readiness to combine efforts in the interests of finding ways to solve the problems in the region by peaceful, political and diplomatic means,’ it said.
Talks: Russian and North Korean foreign ministry representatives met in Moscow today, and Kremlin said it had sent a clear message to Pyongyang that it was ready to mediate
Finger on the button: Should North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un fire a missile at the United States, the US military is likely to have to destroy it over Russia, as this would be the likeliest trajectory
This comes as North Korea warned the US its ‘belligerent bravado’ will only ‘erupt our will for revenge’, after US military carried out an exercise close to its border last week.
In a show of force on Saturday, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew east of North Korea.
The Pentagon said the squadron’s flypast was the farthest north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone that any U.S. fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century.
Pyongyang responded by calling it an ‘extremely dangerous act, designed to drive the situation of the Korean Peninsula to extremes’.
Today, a state-run North Korean propaganda outlet slammed the exercise and called it an ‘anti-Pyongyang provocation that cannot be overlooked in the least.’
In a commentary called ‘Provocative behavior that arouses tens of millions of people’s will for revenge’, overseas media outlet Uriminzokkiri said: ‘The U.S. belligerent bravado will only fiercely erupt our will for revenge.’