Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said his country agrees with the stance taken by the United States in regard to North Korea.
But he warned against American-backed military exercises in the region, the Russian news agency interfax has reported.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.