Russia To Sue US Over Consulate Search And Seizure


North Korea claims its now has a nuclear warhead that's able to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

On Monday, South Korea responded by firing missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North with more military drills being held on Tuesday.

North Korea borders both China and Russian Federation, meaning that a US -based military intervention would severely destabilize the region.

Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, had condemned the nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective".

"But resorting to just any sanctions in this situation is useless and inefficient", he said.

"All of this can lead to a global planetary catastrophe and a great number of victims", he said.

World powers are scrambling to react to the latest ominous advance in the North's rogue weapons programme, which has sent global tensions soaring.

The Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that the escalating North Korean crisis could cause a "planetary catastrophe" and huge loss of life.

"Russia will never accept nor acknowledge North Korea's nuclear status".

Haley said the US would circulate new draft sanctions and wants the Security Council to vote on them September 11. However, around 90 percent of Pyongyang's trade is with Beijing and Trump has often said the Chinese should take more steps to rein in Kim's nuclear ambitions. He added that cutting North Korea's oil supply would be very worrying as a result of the effect it would have on the general North Korean populace including those in hospitals.

Putin made the comments after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

Russian constitutional lawyers also had the option to seek other legal processes to utilize through the ICJ, Boyle acknowledged.

They targeted key exports such as coal that are a source of foreign currency for the regime.

Putin opposed the recognition of the North as a nuclear-armed state and strongly warned it over its sixth nuclear bomb test in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. They are both permanent members of the UN Security Council.

"China will never allow chaos and war on the (Korean) peninsula", he asserted.

Seoul has routinely dismissed the option of basing United States nuclear weapons on South Korean soil for the first time since the 1990s, but the country's defence minister, Song Young-moo, said "all available military options" were being considered to address the growing threat from North Korean missiles.

Haley rejected the proposal as "insulting".

The State Department made that demand after Moscow ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic personnel in Russian Federation to 455 by September 1, which Putin said meant cutting 755 personnel, in retaliation for a new USA law that strengthened US sanctions against Russian Federation.

"War should be avoided at all costs, but we can not allow North Korea to strike first". "Probably such is the level of political culture of a certain part of the US establishment".

The South Korean president earlier noted Pyongyang had been forced to agree to six-nation negotiations on ending its nuclear ambitions when China, host of the six-way talks, temporarily shut off its oil pipelines to the North.