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Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov addressing the U.N. Security Council in July.   © Reuters

Russia decries lack of security mechanism on Korean Peninsula

Deputy UN ambassador touts 'dual suspension' proposal to deal with North Korea

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer | China

UNITED NATIONS -- Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula are due partly to the lack of a security mechanism, Russia's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said Tuesday.

Without a mechanism guaranteeing "unified, indivisible security" for all countries of Northeast Asia, "a political and diplomatic settlement of the problems of the Korean Peninsula will be impossible," Safronkov said.

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