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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York on Jan. 19.   © Reuters
International relations

Russia denies evading UN North Korea sanctions

Lavrov denounces US 'Russophobia,' demands evidence of any violations

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

UNITED NATIONS -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared Friday that his country is cooperating with international sanctions against North Korea, asking for proof for claims from U.S. President Donald Trump to the contrary.

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