(RIA Novosti) - Russia's foreign minister criticized Wednesday a draft UN Security resolution on North Korea's controversial missile tests last week.
The communist nation launched several ballistic missiles, including a long-range Taepodong-2, last Tuesday despite a moratorium on missile tests. The Japanese military said at the time that all missiles fell in the northwestern part of the Sea of Japan closer to Russia than to Japan, reports Trend.
Sergei Lavrov said the document was unacceptable because it left no room for compromises.
He said the resolution could lead the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear problem into a "dead-end."
"On the day North Korea launched the missiles we immediately proposed adopting a statement at the UN Security Council that would have been an instant and common reaction to this incident," Lavrov said.
He said the reaction "should have been firm and free of emotion."
He added that is should have avoided creating a threat that could have led to talks on the North Korean nuclear program and missile launches breaking down.
"Unfortunately, the draft resolution that had been proposed and is currently under discussion at the UN Security Council contains all these unpleasant things," he said.