Lavrov, Japanese FM Kishida Urge Pyongyang to Uphold UN Nuclear Resolutions

© REUTERS / Kim Ju-sung/YonhapA South Korean soldier watches a TV broadcasting a news report on Seismic activity produced by a suspected North Korean nuclear test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016.
A South Korean soldier watches a TV broadcasting a news report on Seismic activity produced by a suspected North Korean nuclear test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The top diplomats of Moscow and Tokyo urged Pyongyang to abide by UN nuclear resolutions.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida stressed the importance of implementing the UN Security Council nuclear safety resolutions, following their phone discussion of North Korea's recent nuclear tests, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.

"The two ministers discussed the nuclear test carried out by North Korea in breach of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council as well as importance of political and diplomatic missions to regulate this situation within the context of lowering military and political tensions in Northwestern Asia," the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement said.

North Korea confirmed having completed a successful nuclear test on September 9.

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