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Russia warns against severing ties with N. Korea

It would not be constructive to completely sever ties with North Korea, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. To sever ties with Pyongyang “would be the easiest thing to do,” he said, adding that it would not help to resolve the situation surrounding the country. “We believe that we should pool our efforts to find an answer” to the crisis, TASS quoted the spokesman as saying. Peskov was commenting on a statement by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, in which she called on all states to sever ties with North Korea and suspend Pyongyang’s voting rights at the UN.