© Reuters. FILE PHOTO - KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaking during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaking during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow condemns North Korea’s nuclear tests and calls on North Korea and the international community to comply with all U.N. resolutions, Russian news agencies quoted the speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house as saying on Monday.

Valentina Matvienko’s comments came at a meeting with a South Korean parliamentary delegation in St Petersburg. Russia has been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to persuade the delegations of North and South Korea to hold direct talks.

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