Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is `not my bride'

Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is `not my bride'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed on Thursday to closely coordinate for new, tougher sanctions against North Korea, during talks in the far-eastern Russian port city of Vladivostok.

During his Russian Federation visit, Moon spoke warmly of his relationship with Putin, saying the two were "friendly" and shared the same aims.

China, which is North Korea's only major ally, and Russian Federation contend that further tightening sanctions against Pyongyang will do little to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

"The minister drew attention of the United States top diplomat to Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement at a news conference after the BRICS summit in China's Xiamen that the Russian side plans to use court procedures over Washington's illegal actions".

The report also said Trump asked Abe "not to tell anyone" about needing to put pressure on North Korea. In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS on Tuesday, Moon said he believes now is not the time for talks and that it is important for the worldwide community to strengthen pressure against North Korea.

Moscow agreed to join in US -proposed sanctions against North Korea in August, but Putin now sees those sanctions as "useless".

"It's a provocation from North Korea, it's obvious", Putin said of North Korea's latest nuclear test.

Russian authorities have explained the boost in trade by a rise of exports to North Korea, primarily oil products.

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America's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the U.S. will come up with a new UN sanctions resolution and aims to put it to a vote next Monday.

Russian Federation has played a much more visible role in the North Korea crisis since the nuclear test.

He has also publicly weighed scrapping a USA trade deal with South Korea in a bid to fulfill promises he made during the election campaign, and threatened to make South Korea pay for THAAD, even though it was Washington pushing for the system's deployment.

Japan, United States and South Korea have been at the frontline when it comes to pushing for strong sanctions that would punish the Kim Jong Un's regime.

Daniel Pinkston, professor of International Relations at Troy University agrees the freeze-for-freeze deal doesn't make sense.

"I think it would be so disruptive that it wouldn't produce any additional assistance from China, and it could be economically catastrophic to our economy and the world's economy", the top Democratic senator on the Armed Services Committee, Jack Reed, tells VOA. "On the one hand it's asking North Korea to freeze or do what it's already supposed to be doing under global law", Pinkston said. If the military does not train and they're not prepared. The Yonhap News Agency cited South Korea's spy agency as saying there is a chance Pyongyang could fire an ICBM into the Pacific Ocean.

During the BRICS news conference, Putin also addressed the situation with North Korea. "But again... I am not overly optimistic", Boyle said. The EEU consists of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.