Moscow can’t allow the US or other countries to provoke North Korea into a military conflict as that could mean the use of weapons of mass destruction near Russian borders, the head of the upper house Committee for International Relations says. “The United States is in a more convenient position because its territory is on a significant distance [from North Korea] and they can afford, excuse me for using this expression, the luxury of experiments. And we, as a country that has a common border with North Korea,

are not into jokes. “We cannot allow the United States or any other nation to hold this sort of experiments with North Korea,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev said in comments with Izvestia daily. He also noted that North Korean leadership will do anything to protect itself from external threats and because of that, work on the nuclear program would not stop while the United States and its allies allow the scenario of foreign intervention and forceful displacement on Pyongyang regime. READ MORE