Tokyo, September 1: Amid growing, North Korea tension, Japan and its ally US have been emphasizing on China and Russia help to solve the issue. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked his Chinese counterpart to help for adopting new U.N. sanctions on N. Korea. The ministers had a telephonic conversation.
As per Japanese Foreign Ministry, the conversation was for 40 minutes. In the conversation, the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers reaffirmed the common goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. The leaders agreed to keep close communication, including at the United Nations.
Regarding sanctions, Russian Foreign Ministry told the tougher sanctions can have bad consequences. Sergei Lavrov said the "counterproductive and dangerous" during his telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.