Patrushev cited North Korea's isolation as the rationale behind the Kim Jong -un leader's mission to increase the nukes so as to ensure the country's safety.
Yesterday, the USA said it could persuade China to impose new United Nations sanctions on North Korea.
Tillerson also said that the USA sends its messages only through public channels and the North shouldn't inquire about US intentions "through back channels", according to the official. Instead, they will be rebuilt with gunnysacks-burlap sacks filled with earth or sand.
Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have ramped up in recent weeks with the Trump administration saying military action was an option under consideration and the North threatening massive retaliation.
North Korea said America's decision to send a Navy strike group to Korean waters is "reckless".
Despite the push for a tougher stance, Haley held out the prospect of direct talks with North Korea, saying "we are willing to talk but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there".
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Talks continue to gather pace amid fears Kim Jong-un will carry out a sixth nuclear tests imminently.
Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the USA also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in countries that are helping Pyongyang. "Therefore, the urgent issue to be settled on Korean Peninsula is to put a definite end to the USA hostile policy toward DPRK, the root cause of all problems".
"The thought of placing cyanide in the hands of the North Koreans, considering their record on human rights, political prisoners, and assassinations is not only risky but defies common sense", Haley said in a statement.
Moon made his comments hours after his government restated its desire to resume dialogue with North Korea and three days after North Korea's latest provocative missile test.
Harris, head of the United States Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, said North Korea is "closer to being able to deliver a nuclear-equipped missile anywhere in the world" and called for further co-ordination between the U.S., Japan and South Korea to deal with the threat.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of new South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed Thursday to resume "shuttle diplomacy" between the two leaders, according to the envoy.
Communications were severed by North Korea previous year, Lee said, after new global sanctions were imposed in response to its fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang shut down a joint industrial zone.
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James Comey will answer questions about his firing publicly
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