Lavrov: US is provoking North Korea
Russian PM: Washington-Moscow ties are horribleRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev explained on Thursday that his country’s relations with the US are at an all-time low. However, he stressed that he believes that the relationship can be repaired and that US President Donald Trump seems like a kind man.
Shortly after Moscow’s top diplomat criticized the United States’ strategy on North Korea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev commented on the Kremlin’s relationship with Washington. “The state of the relations is horrible,” he said during a television interview on Thursday. “They are in the worst state that I can recall.”
“The American politicians are using the ‘Russia card’ to promote their goals and influence [US President Donald] Trump,” Medvedev said. However, the Russian prime minister stressed that “there is still a chance to repair the relations between the countries.”
“The impression I got from Trump is that he is a kind man who is interested in building the relations between the countries,” Medvedev added. Earlier this month, Medvedev met with Trump in the Philippines’ capital.
As reported earlier by JerusalemOnline, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of attempting to provoke North Korea, saying the Washington is trying to make Pyongyang take “extreme measures.”
Lavrov made these statements two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the US mainland. Since the launch, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been proudly boasting that his country has reached nuclear statehood.
The Kremlin issued a statement in which it condemned the test, calling it a “provocative” move that was designed to defy the West. For this reason, Lavrov’s remarks came as a surprise. It appears that the emergency UN Security Council meeting regarding the test and especially the threats that Washington made during the discussion were the reasons behind the change in Moscow’s position.
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