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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has traveled to Thailand to discuss the tension on the Korean Peninsula as well as the need for more cooperation on cyber security and counter-terrorism efforts. "We nonetheless trust that sound reason will prevail".

He said after meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai that the United Nations should remain as the sole platform for solving the dispute over North Korea, a country that has threatened to attack the USA and its allies with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). At the same time, US Secretary of Defense Mattis stated once again: "Yes, this will involve a huge number of human casualties, and yet talks about a pre-emptive strike on North Korea, talks in Pyongyang, that it is necessary to strike the island of Guam, where several US military bases are located, do not stop", Lavrov said. "Especially considering the current rhetoric: direct threats of force are being voiced". The talk [in Washington] is that there must be a preventive strike made on North Korea, while Pyongyang is threatening to carry out a missile strike on the USA base in Guam.

Russian Federation has repeatedly voiced concern over the escalation on the Korean peninsula.

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An intention of the United States to promote its economic interests in Europe by imposing new sanctions against Russian Federation is absolutely "shameless", Lavrov said. Axios reports 82% of Americans polled by Public Policy Polling are anxious we may be heading into a nuclear conflict with North Korea.

The combative rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean establishment stemmed from reports that Pyongyang had successfully managed to miniaturize a missile, and its stated ability to fire intermediate range nuclear missiles at Guam-a U.S. Pacific territory.

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