Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Russia also wants peace & stability in Koreas

The USA, ROK and Japan have held their own meeting on the current situation in the Korean Peninsula but Russia, like China, seems to be unhappy to be excluded. Russia has made it pretty clear that the two Koreas should return to negotiation to settle their disputes peacefully and that Russia supports a six-party consultation to ease the tension. Russia has its very own geostrategic ( such as territorial dispute with Japan over the Kuril Islands/Northern Territories ) and also economic interests in peace as well as stability in the Northeast Asian complex. Also, Russia holds veto power at the United Nations' Security Council. Russia's military operation against Georgia in August 2008 shows that it is willing and able to defend its vital strategic interests with force.

US & China presidents on hotline over Koreas