Sergei Lavrov and Kim Jong Infoto: Valery sharifulin / RIA Novosti
Russia has never applied to the authorities of North Korea with a proposal to build a nuclear power plant in exchange for refusal of Pyongyang of nuclear weapons. On Wednesday, January 30, TASS said Russian Ambassador to Korea Alexander Matsegora.
“Anyone with any understanding of this matter, the absolute clear original folly of such assumptions,” — said the diplomat.
At the same time, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti that Moscow acts in North Korea in accordance with the requirements of the UN security Council and domestic law. According to him, some media, especially the us, seek to represent any interaction between Russia and the DPRK as something with a double bottom. “Another Washington Post publication view”, — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
Earlier, the Washington Post wrote, citing sources in the US government secret agreement between Moscow and Pyongyang: the Russian side will build the nuclear power plant, and the Korean will give up nuclear weapons. According to interlocutors of the edition, the transaction took place in the fall.
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