Russia, Japan 'decisively condemn' North Korea missile launch - Putin

The Latest: SKorea, Russia talk about NKorea missile testing

On the danger of war on the Peninsula, the source said that this is considered to be nearly totally unreal in South Korea, by all political factions, as it is clear that Kim Jong-un knows that starting a war would be the end of North Korea as a state. "Our policies are designed precisely to provoke the outcome we're trying to avoid".

South Korea's military said it was keeping close tabs on the North amid speculation it could stage a missile launch or another nuclear test to mark the 1948 establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Worker's Party of Korea and the government of North Korea would also be subjected to an asset freeze.

The proposed measures, which are set to be discussed on Monday, also include a ban on the country exporting textiles and the hiring of North Korean workers overseas. He said it is impossible to say at this point how big the test bomb was, or which of many possible bomb designs was used.

In Vladivostok, Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to push for tougher United Nations sanctions, including cutting off the oil supply, and pressuring China and Russian Federation to support such measures.

He called on all North Korea's neighbours to show restraint, suggesting the bellicose rhetoric and military drills are "playing into their hands".

North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and US pressure with "powerful counter measures", accusing the United States of aiming to start a war.

South Korean Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun speaks at a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Korea Foundation in Washington on September 5, 2017.

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear test, says developed H-bomb
North Korea's nuclear and missile program has made huge strides since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011. The country tested two nuclear weapons a year ago , including one in September close to the country's Foundation Day holiday.

Sanctions have so far done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop Pyongyang from being able to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon. "We can solve this problem through diplomatic means", the Russian president said.

Putin also said he and Abe discussed the prospect of joint economic activities with Japan on the disputed Kurile islands in the Pacific.

Geng Shuang, the Ministry's spokesman, stated during a press conference held late this afternoon that deployment of the missile defence system will only serve to sabotage the regional balance and exacerbate tension in the Korean Peninsula, thepaper.com reported.

The US claimed Pyongyang was "begging for war" after the reclusive state purportedly detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday - its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

"Moon is showing that he's pragmatic", said John Blaxland, head of the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Center in Canberra. "But we should be careful that this does not translate into an escalation of war or cause miscalculation of North Korea".

South Korea and Japan can present no picture of apocalyptic retaliation by themselves - which adds to their current vulnerability.

For decades, Japanese policy has been guided by the so- called "three principles": not producing, possessing or allowing nuclear weapons on Japanese territory. What if North Korea, with the world's largest standing army, crosses into the South? North Korea has previously threatened to launch missiles toward Guam. "Bilateral trade went down by 16 percent last year, but increased about 50 percent during the first six months of this year", Putin said.

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