Pulikovsky: Nuclear-free zone can be formed on Korean peninsula

The Russian president's plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern federal district, Konstantin Pulikovsky, is certain that the participants in the talks on the Korean nuclear problem will come to realise that the Korean Peninsula should become a nuclear-free zone. Pulikovsky also told reporters in Moscow this Friday that he hoped the talks would be continued.

On the whole he spoke highly of the August talks in China with the participation of representatives of Russia, North Korea, South Korea, the USA, Japan and China.

In his opinion, it would have been a surprise if a unanimous opinion could be reached during the very first meeting. Each side in the talks is upholding its national interests above all, said the plenipotentiary. The North Korean side remained discontent with the absence of allied and specific decisions, added Pulikovsky.

The plenipotentiary referred to Russia's "clear-cut, transparent and comprehensible" position in this regard: "We have always favoured and will continue championing the nuclear-free status of the entire Korean peninsula."

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