Secretary of State of the United States Rex Tillerson believes that Russia and China are responsible for the growing tension around the DPRK. Director of the Institute for Political Studies Sergei Markov in an interview with Zvezda commented on this statement of the US Secretary of State.

“The fact that Rex Tillerson accuses Russia and China of being complicit in North Korea’s missile exercises is an expression of the US strategy that would like to achieve a change in the DPRK regime through its economic strangulation,” Markov said.

According to the expert, Russia and China, on the one hand, and the DPRK, on ​​the other hand, have opposite strategies in solving the North Korean problem. “The problem exists, but if the Americans believe that everyone should be crushed by force, then Russia and China believe that normal cooperation needs to be established,” Markov added.

“Tillerson is right when he says that Russia and China do not agree with the US strategy of” strangling “North Korea,” he said.

According to Markov, the foreign ministers of Russia and China can also state that the United States has the primary responsibility for increasing tension in North Korea, “since instead of normal cooperation they are engaged in threats and blackmail against the DPRK, thereby forcing North Korea to develop a missile and nuclear Weapon “.