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Putin against expansion of club of nuclear powers

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Vladimir Putin
Nuclear energy   "It would be counterproductive"

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue.

Putin stated that in no way his country would accept attempts to extend the geography of nations with atomic arsenals (Russia, China, the United States, France and the United Kingdom).

"It would be counterproductive to achieve that goal at the expense of including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in that select group," stated the Russian leader.

"We also consider unacceptable to carry out missile or nuclear tests," he said.

But the DPRK can not be threatened either, it is better to dialogue, he said. Several years ago, Pyongyang announced that it was suspending its nuclear program, but the patience of some partners was not enough, he said.

The dialogue will always be better, Putin said, quoted here by the Russian press and who has been in a working visit to China since yesterday.

There, Putin participated in the International Forum 'A Belt, a Route' on the Chinese project to revive the route of the Silk.

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