January 27, 2022

“We don’t doubt” that U.S. could destroy North Korea: Russian foreign minister

Sergei Lavrov says Moscow welcomes some aspects of Trump's speech, but urges dialogue over "threats"

Russia does not doubt that the U.S. would be able to "do something very destructive" to North Korea, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with TASS and AP published on Wednesday, in response to President Donald Trump's first speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

"We heard the statements from President Trump about North Korea in the same vein for many times," Lavrov said. "We don't doubt that the United States has capacity to do something very destructive."