Russia criticizes North Korea over launch plans

April 10, 2012 11:13

MOSCOW - Russia criticized North Korea on Tuesday over its plans to launch a rocket, saying the decision showed disregard for UN Security Council resolutions restricting such actions and calling for a diplomatic solution to the dispute.

"We consider Pyongyang's decision to conduct a launch of a satellite an example of disregard for UN Security Council decisions," state-run news agency RIA quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich as saying.

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