On the US side, however, it's possible that there are strategic calculations in suggesting an oil embargo that others - both Russian Federation and China - may not support.
Putin on this year's BRICS summit.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday "all options are on the table" to deal with North Korea, including diplomatic and economic measures, but said that talks with Pyongyang were not the current focus for the White House.
But the relationship has soured following the intensifying investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and the closure of the diplomatic properties. That does not reflect well on our American partners.
"It is hard to deal with people who confuse Austria and Australia, but there is nothing you can do about this", he said. Nothing can be done about it. While threading its way through the opening created by U.S.
"As for our buildings and facilities, this is an unprecedented thing", Putin said. He noted that's a clear violation of Russian's property rights, adding that he will order the Foreign Ministry to go to court, to see how "efficient the much-praised US judiciary is".
"He is, I'm sure, delighted in tweaking the United States", said Brad Glosserman, executive director of the Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Putin: "Trump is not my bride". He is not my bride, and I am not his bride nor groom. "We are both statesmen".
Even as Trump has insisted that now is not the time to talk, senior members of his administration have made clear that the door to a diplomatic solution is open, especially given the USA assessment that any pre-emptive strike would unleash massive North Korean retaliation. Relations between the two countries have not improved much since Trump took office, though.
Haley may have trouble getting other Security Council members - especially Russian Federation and China, which each hold veto power - to sign onto the draft sanctions as they're now written. On Tuesday, Putin threatened to reduce that number further.
In his keynote speech, Moon praised Putin's drive to develop the Russian Far East, saying the region was a "land of hope that can bring prosperity and cooperation" to Russia and northeastern Asian nations.
Putin is of the view that there is no point in imposing sanctions on North Korea because Pyongyang would never abandon its nuclear weapons program unless it were convinced that its regime could still be maintained.
Protesters stage a rally against the deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. His father-in-law was the North Korean prime minister at the time.
"It smells of freshness, and of our deep respect for our leader", the woman declared, smiling to the Russian TV camera.
"The Democratic Party should dismantle its THAAD committee immediately", Liberty Korea Party Floor Leader Rep. Chung Woo-taik said. "It could cause a global catastrophe and an enormous loss of life". China and Russian Federation have been calling for talks, saying sanctions aren't working against North Korea.
According to Japanese officials, Abe told Moon that the situation calls for exerting pressure at an unprecedented level on Pyongyang, and expressed a desire to deepen three-way cooperation between Japan, the US and South Korea to address the current escalated tensions in Northeast Asia.
This is the driving force behind Moscow opposing the deployment of the cutting-edge Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system by US military forces in South Korea, and expressing concern Japan was considering installing the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system.