12 Mar 2016

North Korean nuclear ambitions 'unacceptable' say China, Russia

11:55 am on 12 March 2016

China and Russia have ramped up the pressure against North Korea at talks in Moscow after it defied the UN by firing two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 4 March, shows a test-fire of the new large-caliber rocket at an undisclosed location.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on 4 March, shows a test-fire of the new large-calibre rocket. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS

The foreign ministers of Russia and China urged Pyongyang to resume talks over its nuclear weapons programme and heed a United Nations Security Council resolution that banned ballistic missile tests.

Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's regime had a large stockpile of short-range missiles and his son's was continuing to develop long-range and intercontinental missiles.

-Reuters

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