The Kremlin has called for 'restraint'
Moscow says it favours a diplomatic solution to resolving tensions concerning North Korea’s weapons programme.
The US dropped the “mother of all bombs”, the largest non-nuclear bomb, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan last night.
North Korea has warned that it would conduct a nuclear test when it sees fit and China has gathered its troops at its borders.
The Pentagon has said the strike was the first time the weapon had been used.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters: "We call all countries for restraint, we call all the countries to refrain from any actions that could amount to provocative steps.”
Forbidden photographs depict the true North Korean army
Wed, April 12, 2017
While tourists are able to visit North Korea as part of a controlled tour group, they are asked by their handlers to never take photographs of soldiers. These pictures taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue show the reality of military service in the secretive state
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Soldiers enjoy a ride at the funfair in Pyongyang
We call all countries for restraint, we call all the countries to refrain from any actions that could amount to provocative steps
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the US had used a “large, powerful and accurately-delivered weapon” to disrupt the movements of militants in the country.
A US aircraft carrier has been deployed to area with thousand of US, South Korean troops and tanks of their joint military exercises.
North Korea’s vice-foreign minister, Han Song-ryol, said Mr Trump’s “aggressive” tweets at the regime were causing tension.
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned the U.S. that attempts to rely on force to pressure North Korea will not help.
Pyongyang has warned of war if it sees any signs of aggression from south of the Demilitarised Zone.
There has been speculation that President Donald Trump, who has now ordered missile attacks in Syria and Afghanistan, was preparing for a pre-emptive strike on the rogue state before the weekend.
Tensions have been growing ever since President Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a deadly gas attack believed to have been carried out on the orders of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.