Russia sounds cautious note on North Korea resolution

May 27, 2009 14:04

World powers must be firm with a belligerent North Korea but also take care to avoid inflaming tensions further, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday. The world "must not rush to punish North Korea just for punishment's sake," Sergey Lavrov said. He said Russia wants a UN Security Council resolution that will help restart stalled six-nation talks over North Korea's nuclear programs and will not provoke Pyongyang into even more aggressive activity.

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