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Jul 25, 2017 | 14:19 GMT

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North Korea, Russia: Russian Diplomat Visits North Korea To Discuss Nuclear Issues

Oleg Burmistrov, Russia's ambassador-at-large and deputy negotiator to Korean Peninsula denuclearization talks, met with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol, the Korean Central News Agency reported July 25. North Korea is seeking closer ties with Russia amid a fraying relationship with China. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said July 24 that the current draft of proposed U.N. sanctions on North Korea was unnaceptable and must focus specifically on weapons programs,  Sputnik reported.

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