It seems Russia was not a fan of President Trump’s decision to put North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The president’s move to place North Korea on the global terror list was slammed as “another scaremongering act and PR move” by Russia as Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Agence France Press, according to Daily Mail.
“The answer to the question whether such actions help in lessening the tensions is clear: no, they do not,” Zakharova said, adding that instead, things could escalate into a global “catastrophe.”
Trump placed North Korea on the blacklist after a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia. The decision opens the door for the U.S. to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang amid escalating tensions over the nation’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.
“In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,” Trump said Monday.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 21, 2017
“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime,” he said.
North Korea condemned the move and said the it would not abandon its nuclear weapons program in the face of sanctions.
“These sorts of actions push the situation to the extreme. This can end with a big catastrophe not only of a regional but also of global scale,” Zakharova said to reporters in Moscow.
Russia s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during his visit to Russia on Friday and plans to discuss the situation in North Korea crisis, Zakharova said.
“They will concentrate on bilateral relations but the international situation will be discussed, including the situation in the Korean peninsula as well as the Syrian question,” she said.
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