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FILE PHOTO - Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS(reuters_tickers)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump was listening to Russia's views on the North Korean missile crisis which emphasise diplomacy over further sanctions or military action.
Putin, speaking at an energy forum in Moscow, called for all sides to dial down the rhetoric on North Korea.
(Reporting by Jacks Stubbs and Katya Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)