HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is calling for a careful and pragmatic approach in tackling tensions over North Korea.
Speaking Friday at the start of his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Putin emphasized the need for a level-headed approach.
He noted that while the problem linked with Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs is “very acute,” it’s “important not to lose self-control and act in a pragmatic, very accurate way.”
The South Korean president emphasized that “the North Korean missile provocation has become a threat to the entire region.”
Moon added that he was pinning great hopes on Putin to persuade Pyongyang to enter a dialogue.