Russia: N Korea's actions could 'shut off' nuclear talks

Russia has said that North Korea's disregard for UN restrictions is unacceptable and that its decision to pursue its nuclear programme radically limited the chances to resume stalled six-party nuclear talks.

"This radically complicates, if it doesn't in practice shut off, the prospects for resuming six-party talks," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told a briefing.