Vladimir Putin says pressure on North Korea 'futile'

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his view on the tensions in the Korean Peninsula, warning that the US and North Korea were "on the brink of a large-scale conflict".

The Korean Peninsula was "balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict", Putin wrote in an article to be published on Friday ahead of a summit of BRICS economies in China on Sunday.

"Threats, pressure and insulting and militant rhetoric are a dead end", a statement from his office said, adding that heaping additional pressure on North Korea in a bid to curb its nuclear program was "wrong and futile".

"The problems in the region will only be solved via direct dialogue between all concerned parties, without preconditions", Putin said.

He said Russian Federation and China 'have created a roadmap for a settlement on the Korean Peninsula that is designed to promote the gradual easing of tensions and the creation of a mechanism for lasting peace and security'.

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"Our government's stance that we need to peacefully resolve North Korean nuclear issues and Korean Peninsula issues remains unchanged", Lee Eugene, South Korean Unification Ministry deputy spokesperson, said.

Lee said Seoul and Washington continue to monitor North Korea's activities, acknowledging Pyongyang is capable of conducting another nuclear test "at any time within a short period of preparations".

And earlier this week Pyongyang fire a ballistic missile over Japan, apparently in response to ongoing war exercises between the USA and South Korea.

Tensions between North Korea and the west have escalated in recent months, after Pyongyang launched a series of intercontinental ballistic missile strikes which were met with new sanctions from the United Nations Security Council. "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", he told RTL radio. The US, UK and other Western allies are prone to impose new heavy sanctions on Pyongyang even outside the UN Security Council.

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