Russian Federation tells North Korea, US 'hot heads' to calm down

Moon heads to UN meeting as NK nukes loom over world

"Everyone is witnessing with alarm today the newer and newer restrictions by the US against Iran", Lavrov told the U.N. General Assembly annual gathering of world leaders.

Stressing on the need to stop these provocative rhetoric from both sides, Lavrov told reporters, "We have to calm down the hotheads and understand that we need pauses, we need contacts".

He insisted that in any internal conflict, the worldwide community must urge all parties to commit to reconciliation.

Tillerson, for his part, has said the relationship is at a "low point" amid tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions, sanctions, disagreements over Ukraine, Syria and North Korea, and the election meddling issue.

He also made reference to Cuba and said the blockade should be lifted, "Almost all United Nations member states have called for the immediate lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Havana for several decades".

"We continue to strive for the reasonable and not the emotional approach. of the kindergarten fight between children", he said and noted that "the nuclear-missile gambles" being played by Pyongyang and United States threats of waging a war on the Korean Peninsula do not lead to defusing the tensions in the Asian region, RT news reported.

He urged the United Nations to consider the roadmap for talks with the North put forward by Russian Federation and China to defuse the crisis on the Korean peninsula by diplomatic and peaceful means.

Moscow and Beijing have proposed kick-starting negotiations with North Korea by freezing Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of South Korean-US annual military drills.

Lavrov used his speech at the assembly to criticize Washington for its unilateral sanctions, calling such steps taken outside of the Security Council "illegitimate" and arguing that they "undermine the collective nature of worldwide efforts".

Trump has suggested he is leaning towards withdrawing from the deal, but several worldwide allies are trying to dissuade him.

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