Kosachev told how to stop the nuclear program of the DPRK

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor Committee of the Federation Council international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. Archive photoKosachev told how to stop the nuclear program of the DPRK© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The DPRK will continue to develop nuclear and missile programs as long as there is a threat to its sovereignty, to break this vicious circle is possible only through mutual guarantees, stated to journalists the Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

«With high probability, nuclear tests and missile launches, the DPRK will continue as long as there is a threat of interference in the internal Affairs of the DPRK and the line shift of this mode from the outside, as has happened in several other countries. Interference in internal Affairs is one of the most widely used tools of US foreign policy. In North Korea, the most carefully watched and the Iraqi and Libyan stories and make appropriate conclusions», — said Kosachev, who is visiting Japan.

«To break this vicious circle is possible only through mutual guarantees: on the one hand – the refusal of the nuclear program, on the other hand the rejection of attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs of Korea and respect for sovereignty. Without this, the spiral will develop», — said Russian Senator.

Kosachev has underlined that positions of Russia and Japan on the issue of the DPRK there are differences, but they are not strategic, but tactical in nature. According to him, if Japan followed the US in favour of increasing pressure on this country, then Russia and China consider it necessary to use a «two-track» approach: in parallel with the pressure he suggests reducing military presence on the Korean Peninsula and the region as a whole.

«In this context it is appropriate to talk about Japan with its plans to implement the wage missile defense system «aegis Ashore» (Aegis Ashore). From our point of view, this line provokes more concerns from North Korea,» — said the Senator.

«The irresponsible statement of the (President Donald) trump concerning the Iranian nuclear deal, because its violation will give North Korea additional motivation to ensure that all means to defend themselves about foreign intervention through the creation of its own nuclear weapons, adds to the concerns of the DPRK,» — said Kosachev.

Earlier, Russia and China offered the DPRK to declare a moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches, and South Korea and the United States to refrain from conducting exercises in the region to stabilize the situation on the Peninsula, but in Washington, this initiative was ignored.

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