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FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin(reuters_tickers)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow is ready to support direct talks between parties involved in the North Korea missile crisis.
North Korea and South Korea held talks last week after a prolonged period of tension over the North's missile and nuclear programmes.
(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Jack Stubbs)