NY [U.S.A] September 22: Raising concern over the North Korean missile-tests, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that negotiations is the only way to find out the solution and urged the ruling Democratic People's Republic of the Korean Government to not go further in "dangerous direction". "We call upon the U.S. to honor its former commitment and we call on all parties to play a constructive role in easing tensions", said Wang, who added that, "negotiation is the only way out".
Lavrov, whose country is a signatory to the deal, said Russian Federation strongly disagreed with that stance.
Lavrov and al-Jaafari also touched upon key aspects of bilateral cooperation and outlined ways to bolster it.
Russian Federation has honestly walked along a long path of getting rid of the legacy of the Cold War but received no support in its efforts from its partners in the West, the minister said, expressing his regret over the fact that "some countries still prefer force to dialogue". "They did it, and that's the reality we live in".
Wang reminded everyone that UN Security Council members "must hold an exemplary role" and stress "dialogue over confrontation".
The BRICS nations are an important force for safeguarding world peace and development and should be committed to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, as well as other hot spot issues in Syria and Afghanistan, he added.
China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula
However, "we are once again at a crossroads", he said, noting that the world is faced with the choice between unity and division. South Korea's weather agency said in a statement on its website that it was not artificially triggered.
Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" in retaliation for Trump saying the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies.
Russian Federation is now subject to strict USA sanctions over its 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Lavrov was asked whether he saw a link between the crisis in North Korea and Trump's threat to pull out of the 2015 agreement to cap Iran's nuclear program.
The foreign minister spoke to the UN General Assembly two days after US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it launches attacks on his country or its allies.
"Using unilateral sanctions.is illegitimate and undermines the collective nature of global efforts".
And he rapped USA treatment of close Russian ally Venezuela, which is in a state of slow collapse as the government ends democratic governance and the populace struggles with widespread food shortages caused by gross economic mismanagement. He went on to say that cyberspace should be prevented from being used to inflict economic damage or spread extremist propaganda.