Russia warns against US military exercises near N Korea

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is attending the G8 talks in London. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

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.

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