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Russia warns against military activity near North Korea

Published on Mar 29, 2013 5:39 PM
 
In this photo released by the North's KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on March 26, 2013, soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) take part in the landing and anti-landing drills of KPA Large Combined Units 324 and 287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit 597, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not seen) watches, in the eastern sector of the front and the east coastal area on March 25, 2013. Russia said on Friday, March 29, 2013, that increased military activity near North Korea could cause tension to spiral out of control, implicitly criticising US bomber flights that followed threats from Pyongyang. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS/KCNA

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia said on Friday that increased military activity near North Korea could cause tension to spiral out of control, implicitly criticising US bomber flights that followed threats from Pyongyang.

"We are concerned that alongside the adequate, collective reaction of the UN Security Council, unilateral action is being taken around North Korea that is increasing military activity," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists.

"The situation could simply get out of control."