moscow - Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, has called on the United States and North Korea to start diplomatic talks on Monday. Lavrov has offered that Russia supports the negotiations.
Russia has been calling for talks between North Korea and the US for some time to reduce the high tensions over North Korea's controversial weapons program.
The regime in Pyongyang called Sunday the latest UN sanctions against the country 'an act of war. 'North Korea continues to build a nuclear self-defense apparatus to ward off the blackmail and hostile gestures by the US nuclear power,' said the Foreign Office of the Asian country.