In some of his most robust comments on the subject to date, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also flatly rejected a US call to cut ties with Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile programme and said USA policy towards North Korea was deeply flawed.
The Trump administration vowed to slap additional sanctions on North Korea after the reclusive country test-launched its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) yet, with a range capable of striking Washington, DC.
Speaking moments after Haley made the call, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov while fielding questions from journalists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, said; "We perceived this negatively".
Top generals from the USA and Chinese armed forces met in Washington this week following North Korea's latest missile provocation. Haley said that President Donald Trump had called Xi and asked him to cut off oil supplies to North Korea.
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While addressing the United Nations, U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley had stated that the U.S. would utterly destroy North Korea if it had to engage Military action in resolving the ongoing crisis. "Russian Federation and China condemned the launch". The regime has claimed it can now strike the entire USA mainland with a "super-large heavy warhead". Mr Lavrov said Ms Haley's call for the world to isolate North Korea was wrong.
"The latest U.S. action seemed to be directed towards provoking Pyongyang into taking some rash action", he told journalists on Thursday.
North Korea has said that that Tuesday's test involved a new type of ICBM - designated the Hwasong-15.
But Russia, which is masterfully edging the US out of relevance in Syria, is now making more muscular statements on Trump's diplomatic shortcomings with North Korea, including his calls to further isolate the regime.
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"We were encouraged by that approach. Let them say it directly. then we can take a decision about how to react", said Lavrov.
The United States earlier this year pressed for a full oil embargo on North Korea but dropped that demand following resistance from China and Russian Federation.
"The US has no right to direct China or the UN Security Council", the editorial said. "I reiterate my conviction that the time has come to increase pressure and sanctions [against Pyongyang]", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement Wednesday.
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