By| Tony Wild
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula
: "The Russian and US sides have united positions on North Korea's violation of the demands of the Security Council regarding the development of nuclear missile capabilities, Lavrov reiterated Moscow's rejection of Washington's hostile rhetoric towards Pyongyang, which will increase tension on the Korean Peninsula, And stressed the need to accelerate the transition from the language of sanctions to the language of negotiation.
On the Syrian issue, Moscow called on Washington to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria and push for a political settlement on the basis of international resolutions. "The next steps were taken to overcome the conflict in Syria while preserving its territorial integrity, In Sochi as part of efforts to push for a political settlement based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254, as well as to stimulate direct negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva without any preconditions. "
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed with his US counterpart, Rex Tilerson, a telephone conversation about the tension on the Korean Peninsula. He warned against the consequences of the escalation on the Korean Peninsula and called on Washington to move from threat to negotiations.