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Publish Date: 16:57 - 02 February 2018
TEHRAN, February 2 - A North Korean delegation is heading to Moscow for talks on mutual cooperation, the Russian Embassy in North Korea has said.

North Korean delegation flying to Russia for talks on 'mutual cooperation'TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - "The delegation flew to Moscow for consultations in the Russian Foreign Ministry on the vital issues of bilateral cooperation," the embassy wrote on its Facebook page.

The sides plan to discuss joint events to be held dedicated to the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, according to Russian news agency Tass.

The move comes amid rising tensions between Pyongyang and the US over North Korean nuclear weapons.

Americans officials have warned countries that Russian continuing to maintain economic relationships with North Korea are circumventing sanctions and undermining the global effort to curb nuclear weapons development in the country.

Earlier this year, in an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting convened in response to Pyongyang’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, America’s ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned some countries were “continuing to fund the North Korean nuclear program”.

Heralding the UN for imposing the “most impactful sanctions that any country has experienced in a generation”, Haley said there were nevertheless reports of North Korea “illegally obtaining refined petroleum” through ship-to-ship transfers.

She urged other countries to sever “all ties” with North Korea, including ceasing trade and expelling North Korean workers.

In December, a delegation from Russia's defense ministry visited Pyongyang.

Source: Independent

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