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    September 3, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.

    Putin Calls for Detente in Northeast Asia to Resolve North Korea Nuclear Issue

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    Russia believes that the issue of the North Korean nuclear problem should be addressed within the overall military and political detente in Northeast Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Following talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Putin said:

    "I want to stress that our countries [Russia and South Korea] do not accept the self-proclaimed nuclear status of Pyongyang. Russia believes that the solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula should be found within the overall military and political detente in Northeast Asia."

    The Russian leader stressed the need to reduce the level of military confrontation and boost mutual trust among the regional states.

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