Russian envoy tells S.Korea threats over Moscow’s N. Korea ties are unacceptable

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The Russian ambassador to South Korea said on Friday he had told the Asian country’s foreign ministry that threats and blackmail against Moscow over its increasingly close ties to North Korea are unacceptable.

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South Korea’s foreign ministry said earlier on Friday that it had summoned the Russian ambassador to protest against a mutual defense pact concluded between Russia and North Korea this week during a visit to Pyongyang by President Vladimir Putin.

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