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Putin echoes China in rejecting tougher sanctions against North Korea

Putin criticised sanctions as useless and ineffective


Russian President Vladimir Putin again rejected US calls for new sanctions against North Korea after its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, echoing China's resistance to more punitive measures to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its atomic and missile programmes.The Russian leader criticised sanctions as "useless and ineffective," instead urging the international community to offer security guarantees to North Korea. "They'll eat grass, but they won't abandon their programme unless they feel secure," he told reporters Tuesday at an emerging markets ...

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First Published: Wed, September 06 2017. 02:12 IST