‘Russia’s foreign minister says the United States will not conduct a strike on North Korea because the Americans know for certain that Pyongyang is equipped with nuclear bombs.
“Americans won’t strike [North] Korea, because not only do they suspect, but know for sure that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons,” Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s NTV television channel aired on Sunday, as cited by TASS news agency.
The top Russian diplomat added that he was not defending the North by making such comments but “almost everyone agrees with such an analysis.”
An international uproar was created over Pyongyang’s sixth and the biggest nuclear test to date, which was conducted on September 3. The bomb, detonated underground, was reportedly about 16 times the size of America’s atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. The North also staged an intermediate-range missile test over Japan some two weeks later, drawing Tokyo’s strong condemnation.’