North Korea: Russia accuses US of goading Kim Jong-un

Speaking on a visit to the Belarussian capital Minsk, Mr Lavrov asked whether America was actively seeking to destroy North Korea. “One gets the impression that everything has been done on purpose to make Kim Jong-un snap and carry out further inadvisable actions,” he said. The Americans, he said, “should explain to us all what they’re after”. “If they want to find a pretext for destroying North Korea, as the US envoy said at the UN Security Council, then let them say it outright and let…