Russia Warns US Against Illegal ‘Syria-Style’ Invasion In North Korea

Russia warns against Syria-style invasion of North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has warned the U.S. not to repeat the recent illegal actions in Syria with North Korea. 

Following Mike Pence’s threat that the U.S. will attack Pyongyang unless they cease their provocations towards the West, Lavrov warned that the U.S. risks sparking nuclear war if they follow through with their threats.

I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign,” Sergey Lavrov said.

Rt.com reports:

The Russian foreign minister warned not to take any military actions and stressed that the “risky nuclear and missile endeavors of Pyongyang” violating UNSC resolutions could not be used as an excuse for violating international law and the UN Charter “in the same fashion” as in Syria.

The period of US policy before the current escalation could be hardly described as an “era of strategic patience,” Lavrov added.

“I cannot call the Obama administration’s period an ‘era of strategic patience,’ as the US has been quite harshly limiting North Korea’s capabilities to develop economy sectors related to nuclear or energy areas,” Lavrov said, referring to past US initiatives, many of them backed by the UN Security Council.

Harsh statements do not contribute to peace and stability in the region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also said, while commenting on South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn’s promise to “implement intensive punitive measures” on Pyongyang in case of any “provocations.”

“Our position is well known and consistent. We call on all sides to avoid any actions which might be perceived as a provocation. And we stand for the continuation of coordinated international efforts in existing formats to resolve the North Korean problem,” Peskov said.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are reaching boiling point again, after Pyongyang conducted a missile test amid joint US-South Korea drills in March. On April 10, the USS Carl Vinson was part of a strike group that reportedly headed to the peninsula as a show of force and to demonstrate readiness for “various scenarios.”

North Korea has urged the US to stop its “military hysteria” and “come to its senses” – or face a merciless response if “provocations continue.” On Saturday, Pyongyang allegedly conducted yet another missile test, although it was reportedly unsuccessful.

  • Jacques Devin

    The bully is at it again, gunboat diplomacy seems the only way to achieve its nefarious goal. Trump was blabbing during the campaign that if elected it will be America first and the US military won’t be going around the world like a hammer looking for “nails”.. yet that’s exactly what’s going on… Trump is a zionist fascist neocon who duped his supporters and voters who put him into office.

  • bangfuckingbangamericabangbang

    well said Jacques Devin ((comment below)) america is about to be sat on its ass.. its been a long time coming…there is an old saying…”The longer it takes the harder it hits”…. its gonna hit america like a nuclear explosion.. literally