Putin Rejects More Korea Sactions, Warns US Risks "Global Catastrophe, Huge Loss Of Human Life"

After UN Ambassador Nikki Haley asked the security council to pass the “strongest possible” sanctions against North Korea which was "begging for war" following the isolated nation’s sixth nuclear test which took place over the weekend, Russia President Vladimir Putin has hinted that Russia may - and most likely will - use its Security Council veto power to stop any further sanctions from being implemented.  

Putin, who is in China for a meeting of leaders from the BRICS countries, said that sanctions at this point would be “counter-productive” and that US threats of military action could trigger “a global catastrophe and a huge loss of human life,” according to Reuters. Some US diplomats have quietly agreed with the Russian leader, noting that if the barrage of already imposed sanctions on Pyongyang hasn't changed the country's behavior, then any incremental actions would likely have no impact either.

PUtin added that Pyongyang wouldn’t halt its nuclear tests until it "felt secure." More details:

“Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless; it’s a dead end,” he added. “It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life. There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue.”

His remarks followed similar statement from China, which chafed at the notion that the US would seek to punish all countries that trade with the North, and similarly suggested that it too would veto any further sanctions on North Korea.

“Russia condemns North Korea’s exercises, we consider that they are a provocation ... (But) ramping up military hysteria will lead to nothing good. It could lead to a global catastrophe,” he told reporters. “There’s no other path apart from a peaceful one.”

Putin’s remarks followed South Korea which said it had agreed with the US to scrap a weight limit on its warheads, helping it respond to the North Korea threat after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. While Putin described further sanctions as “the road to nowhere,” he said Russia was prepared to discuss “some details” around the issue, without elaborating.

According to Bloomberg, even before North Korea detonated its most powerful nuclear bomb on Sunday, Japan was calling for moves to cut off its oil supply. However, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang dodged a question at a briefing in Beijing about whether his nation would consider limiting oil shipments to North Korea.

“The actions and reactions of the Security Council will depend on the conclusions reached through debate by its members,” Geng said, according to an official transcript. “China will promote denuclearization and the maintenance of stability on the peninsula, and promote solving problems on the peninsula through dialogue and consultation.”

The Russian leader also lashed out at the United States, saying it was preposterous for Washington to ask for Moscow’s help with North Korea after sanctioning Russian companies whom U.S officials accused of violating North Korea sanctions. Putin also blasted Washington for imposing more sanctions against Russian entities. A few days ago, Russia was forced to withdraw diplomats from the US after the Trump administration shuttered three Russian consulates.

“It’s ridiculous to put us on the same (sanctions) list as North Korea and then ask for our help in imposing sanctions on North Korea,” said Putin. “This is being done by people who mix up Australia with Austria,” he added.

In a tweet, President Donald Trump floated the idea of sanctioning any country or entity that trades or does any kind of business with the North. For Moscow, that would mean stopping the use of North Korean laborers, tens of thousands of whom work in Russia, and halting fuel supplies to Pyongyang. Russia has so far refused to consider doing either. According to RT, Putin warned that the North would never stop its nuclear program.

“As I told my colleagues yesterday, they will eat grass but will not stop their program as long as they do not feel safe,” Putin said. “What can restore their security? The restoration of international law.”

For their part, North Korea’s ambassador warned that the US will receive more “gift packages” as long as it continues to threaten the DPRK.


bigdumbnugly Looney Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:56 Permalink

“It’s ridiculous to put us on the same (sanctions) list as North Korea and then ask for our help in imposing sanctions on North Korea,” said Putin. “This is being done by people who mix up Australia with Austria,” he added.  heh heh heh. but all the world's a stage to the MIA  

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yomutti2 Swampster (not verified) Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:44 Permalink

Putin is a worthless fuck. "Peaceful negotiations" are just worthless hot air unless your position is backed up by unbearable sanctions and/or force. Of course, he knows that, and this is his way of saying that he thinks it will be funny for NK to have nuclear wepons. Yeah, well maybe Ukraine needs some too. 

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TheReplacement yomutti2 Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:59 Permalink

Wow the troll patrol is out in force today.  How much are they paying you people?Fact:  North Korea has zero troops on the borders of US.  And is still just developing a nuclear force.Fact:  US has troops on North Korean borders.  Has a deployed offensive and defense nuclear force comparable to none other than Russia.Question:  Who should feel threatened?

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post turtle saver (not verified) TheReplacement Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:02 Permalink

does it hurt your back when you twist things that much? if it doesn't it should...let's forget for the moment that the responsibility for the very existence of North Korea falls right at the feet of Soviet Russia... it takes two to tango in a Cold War and the Russians are very much to blame for all the history that's brought us to this point... not to mention the winter intervention of the Chicoms in 1950 that's solidified the stalemate we see today...neither Korean govt. recognizes the legitimacy of the other... they're still in a state of _cease fire_ for crying out loud with an armistice that's been in place since 1953... there is no true peace, just slow boiling tension that's been cooking for decades... this has required South Korea and its allies & the UN to demonstrate an undaunted desire to exercise military force in order to keep things as they are... legitimately, BOTH SIDES feel threatened currently and will continue to feel as such until Korea is re-unified... period, end of story... the war is not over!the Norks having no troops on the borders of the US is a pathetic bullshit argument... the fact is they have more troops and artillery than blades of grass pointed at South Korea across the DMZ... South Korea is a US ally and strong trading partner... if the Norks get nukes and start pointing them at South Korea (and Japan!) how in the world does anyone think that helps with stability in AsiaPac? only a damn fool or some fifth column ankle biter with an axe to grind against the US would think that... ZH is full of them and you're obviously one of them, that much is certain...to answer your propped up question... everyone should feel threatened by this... most everyone knows that, in the back wings, China is allowing this drama to play out on purpose, too... Norks don't take a shit in the morning unless China tells them when and where, you can take that to the bank...

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BooBooMan post turtle saver (not verified) Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:44 Permalink

If I could I'd upvote your comments +1,000,000 times.

North Korea started ALL of this with the blessing and full military support of Soviet Russia, but Leftist dipshits want to blame it on the United States. They are "bed-wetting Liberals", liars and fools.

Both China and Russia know that we have NO offensive forces stationed on the Korean peninnsula and therefore pose no threat of ground invasion to the North. They and they alone can put an immediate stop to all of this crap by cutting off fuel supplies to Fat Boy, but are only playing diplomatic and political games - not without good reason considering the arrogant and aggressive behavior of the NeoCon nitwits who've been running our foreign policy since Billy Boy Clinton's second term (think Madeline Notbright).

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Peanut Butter … post turtle saver (not verified) Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

You are definitely right about taking two to tango, if Uncle Sam didn't place those damn THADD missles on NK border we won't be talking about these reactions from NK. And of course NK learned from Russia, the more you give an inch the further NATO will put their middle near their border. This is fault on Uncle Sam. The war hawk and his over debt population

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OverTheHedge Dominus Ludificatio Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

For the same reason that "So Called ISIS" were belittled as a straggle of goat-herders, despite their multi-billion dollar oil income, western military support et al. It's just propaganda, but useful in that you can identify the propaganda merchants by their common, agreed-upon phrases designed to steer and direct attention. Listen more to people who don't use these phrases, but always listen to those that do, so you know what you are supposed to think. There may come a time when you are asked your opinion, in a life or death current affairs quiz, at your local FEMA  feeding station.

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Shemp 4 Victory Mementoil Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:04 Permalink


I don't recall Putin using "dialogue" in order to save the Assad regime in Syria

You don't recall the agreement, facilitated by Russia, whereby Syria gave up its chemical weapons? It was only four years ago.

or to solve his dispute with Georgia back in 2008.

Well, when Georgia began killing Russian peacekeepers, the priority was getting them to stop. In situations like that, the dialogue usually comes after the shooting stops.Have you considered vitamin B12 for your memory lapses?

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J S Bach UndergroundPost Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:33 Permalink

"How do you have peaceful dialogue with a tyrant who runs a Nation-state gulag, thinks he's God & actually believes in bloody communism?"Well, like it or not, you just basically summed up every western nation on earth.  Oh, they preach "democrazy", but they're full-blown socialist/communists at heart.  And megalomania is common to ALL rulers, including their worthless underlings in congresses, senates, dumas, knessets, parliaments, etc.And big deal if NK get s a deliverable nuke.  India, Pakistan, China, Russia, France, GB... and even our most trustworthy and gallant little ally, Israel, has them.  And this latter state even has the means (through guilted German reparation Dolphin-class submarines) to deliver them confidently anywhere in the world!  So, why the hype over this little two-bit dictator?  I'm far more nervous about the self-chosen's ability to "Samson" the world.  

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Mustafa Kemal UndergroundPost Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:07 Permalink

"How do you have peaceful dialogue with a tyrant who runs a Nation-state gulag, thinks he's God & actually believes in bloody communism?"Actually, thats simple. You abandon your condescending tone and say"brother Kim, can we have a talk?"And then you have dialogue, and that is where one person talks while the other person listens and then you trade places. We could try it. It would be useful with also Russia and China, and even our own people

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OverTheHedge Mustafa Kemal Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:52 Permalink

At the very least, you could stop having a twice-annual practice invasion, with extra live-fire excercises and nuclear capable bombers. Oh, and the US managed a nuclear test the other day, but they are exceptional, so that was in no way threatening? ICBM test also, but in no way provocative.After the previous US war crimes / genocide, North Korea has no reason to lie down and surrender.

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MFL5591 bigdumbnugly Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:52 Permalink

Putin is the only voice of reason while the American puppets do the work of the TRIBE!  The same group who has murdered people all over this planet under false pretenses like the "War on Cavemen" game will think nothing of a few million more being killed and if it’s their neighbors, as Dick Cheney said, its "Collateral Damage"!  Oh look over there, another Hurricane!! 

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SoDamnMad bigdumbnugly Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:20 Permalink

Small question Vlad that maybe you can answer.  Why are pictures of models of "Russia made" equipment, not found in the Ukraininan arsenal before 2014, being seen in Donbass and Luganst. Secondly, where did all this ammunition that has been fired into Uraine from Donbass and Lugansk come from?  Third, Why have social media pictures of contract soldiers located in units far from Ukraine also show them in the Donbass and Lugansk neighborhoods?  What's this shit about reolving it (Korea) "with peaceful dialogue"

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