Russia objects to sanctions against North Korea

Russia on Thursday strongly opposed the UN Security Council's call for significant sanctions against North Korea in response to the its intercontinental ballistic missile launch, saying it was only a medium-sized rocket.

The Security Council previously agreed to place more sanctions on North Korea if it continued to conduct nuclear or missile tests, according to a US statement.

Russian diplomats said Russia does not deny the statement but wants a correction from the US. Russia does not believe North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Source: VOV5