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Dialogue still the way forward on North Korea: Chinese, Russian foreign ministers

At UN, Russia's Lavrov calls 'military hysteria' a disaster and slams unilateral US sanctions

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer | China

UNITED NATIONS -- The foreign ministers of Russia and China took the stage Thursday at the General Assembly to push again for a return to dialogue with North Korea over its illegal nuclear weapons program, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump warned the same assembly of a possible military response to Pyongyang's provocations.

"We're witnessing a very dangerous confrontational spiral around the DPRK," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. He was using an abbreviation for the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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