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As reports continue to swirl about the possibility of a third North Korean nuclear test, prominent political figures in Russia are describing the new threats as a call for dialogue with senior U.S. officials and suggest that only "political and economic dialogue" can hope to resolve the latest crisis.
Speaking today with Moscow based news agency Interfax, the Deputy Chair of the State Duma's International Affairs Committee Vyacheslav Nikonov said that North Korea was talking of boosting its military might while simultaneously giving a "let's talk" call to Washington.