During the discussion at the United Nations the crisis on Korean Peninsula, Sergei Lavrov lashed out at ex-president Barack Obama for planting a "time bomb" that has deepened the worst rift between the two powers since the Cold War and frustrated cooperation in addressing global crises from Iran to North Korea.
When he asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson how Russian Federation could confirm his words that Moscow interfered in the American election process, Lavrov said Tillerson replied: "I cannot show you anything because this is confidential information'".
China and Somalia enjoy a long history of friendship, Wang said, adding that China was one of the countries that first recognized Somalia's independence and Somalia was the first country in East Africa to establish diplomatic relations with China.
"I think they will realize it, we have never asked [our] Western partners to lift the sanctions", he said adding that life itself would make the West abandon the lose-lose situation.
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He said a lot of US politicians say "Russia has to do this and that on Syria", and Russian Federation has to solve the North Korea nuclear problem, and other global crises. Commenting on the matter, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova had said: "We must consider that foreign intervention on an internal matter of a sovereign country could threaten communal harmony there". "That was mentioned by all the European countries that participated in the negotiations", Lavrov, addressing reporters at the UN General Assembly on Friday, said, according to AFP.
Lavrov said Russian Federation would welcome any efforts at mediation, saying "the mediators could be one of the neutral European countries".
Lavrov also tied the situation in North Korea to threats by the United States to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying withdrawal "would send the wrong message" to Pyongyang.