Russia monitors North Korea’s moves as it boosts its nuclear capabilities, however, Moscow does not see any significant threat for itself, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday.
On Sunday, North Korea said that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile. According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, the bomb had a yield of up to 70 kilotons.
“We see a dangerous trend in the progress of North Korea… We see that the country aims to become a country possessing nuclear weapons. Of course, it is an alarming signal for us, such developments are unacceptable for us. This issue requires careful monitoring… I repeat that we do not register a threat from the side of North Korea for ourselves as several North Korea’s neighbors, especially from the ranks of the US allies, feel,” Ryabkov said.