“The Russian delegation headed by Lavrov begins working at the UN General Assembly

– The Russian delegation headed by foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has just arrived in new York, starts its work at the 72-nd session of the UN General Assembly.

Earlier, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov did not rule out meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson.

Meeting of heads of foreign policy departments of Russia and the USA Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson must show that bilateral relations can see a light at the end of the tunnel, said Ryabkov.

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“The Ministers, in my opinion, and we believe this time should show that we are undergoing some changes that there are prospects that there is light at the end of the tunnel,” he said in an interview to “Interfax”.

“We have made concrete proposals to the Americans, how it can be done”, – said S. Ryabkov, explaining that this was done some time ago.

The Deputy Minister noted that he discussed the issue at a meeting in Helsinki with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon.

“To say that we have confidence that the scheme offered by us, work, so to sin against the truth. I think that still not enough to end the political will in Washington to implement this much – needed action,” he said.

During the session on Thursday, September 21, the UN Security Council will hold a meeting on combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), reported “Interfax” press Secretary of the permanent mission to the UN Feodor Strzygowski.

“On September 21 at approximately 15:30 local time, members of the UN security Council will discuss the issue of WMD non-proliferation,” he said, adding that the meeting will be held at the Ministerial level.

Earlier, a source in the headquarters of the world organization reported “Interfax” that “the United States went to the UN security Council with the initiative to hold a Council meeting on 21 September during the high-level segment of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly devoted to the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”.

In his words, “Ethiopia, as chair of the UN security Council in September tentatively scheduled the meeting for 15:30 new York time on September 21”.

It is expected that Council members will “review progress in the implementation of the relevant resolutions of the UN security Council, measures for improvement, as well as practical steps to influence on the countries that violate these decisions,” said the source.

In addition, as reported by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the visit to the UN General Assembly will take part in session of Council of foreign Ministers of the Shanghai cooperation organization.

“I want to emphasize that the Council of foreign Ministers of the SCO is going for the first time in the extended format. The agenda of the meeting includes a discussion of priorities and development priorities and activities of the Shanghai cooperation organization to a new stage,” she said.

“The parties will also exchange views on pressing global and regional issues with a view to strengthening the international role of the organization. This event is planned the participation of the UN Secretary-General Mr Guterres,” she added.

Session of the UN General Assembly against the backdrop of the active phase of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Last Friday held a closed consultations of the UN security Council on the situation around the DPRK.

Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said the situation on the Korean Peninsula a “vicious circle” from which there is only one way out – political-diplomatic.

“Unfortunately, we are in a vicious circle from which they cannot escape. For the next test, the next sanctions resolution. The sanctions resolution is another test. We have stressed, and stress will continue to emphasize that there is no exit from the North Korean crisis, but political and diplomatic, not there,” he told reporters after closed consultations of the UN security Council on DPRK.

V. Nebenzia said that “a military solution is unacceptable.” “It is understood by the Americans. And I hope, understand that the American authorities”, – he said.

“We talked a lot (in consultations – if) that we went to this vicious circle from which you want to escape and think outside the box, unconventional, non-linear.”

The members of the Security Council condemned the next launch of the rocket North Korea, calling it highly provocative.

“The Security Council condemns the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile of the DPRK,” read to journalists by the Chairman of the UN security Council in September, the permanent representative of Ethiopia to the UN, tekeda alemu, a press statement of the UN security Council.

As noted in the statement, “the UN security Council stressed that all member States should fully, comprehensively and promptly to comply with all relevant UNSC resolutions”.

The members of the Security Council also expressed “vital need” North Korea “immediately to show our sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete actions,” and emphasized the importance of efforts to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

As reported, North Korea on Friday it carried out another missile launch. According to the South Korean military, missile, launched from the area of Pyongyang, flew 3.7 thousand km, reaching a maximum altitude of 770 km According to Japanese authorities, a ballistic North Korean rocket flew over Japanese territory and fell into the Pacific ocean in 2 thousand kilometers from Cape Erimo in Hokkaido.

USA, Japan and South Korea almost immediately after the launch, has requested urgent consultations behind closed doors.

On 11 September, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for tougher sanctions against North Korea. The decision was a reaction to the sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted by the DPRK on September 3.

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