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Russia warned North Korea and the United States Friday to tone down their rhetoric, warning that a flare-up in tensions between could spin out of control.

“Unilateral actions are being taken around North Korea which manifest themselves in an escalation of military activity. We can simply see the situation getting out of control, it would spiral down into a vicious circle,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.

“We believe it is necessary for all not to build up military muscle and not to use the current situation as an excuse to solve certain geopolitical tasks in the region through military means,” he said, while calling for the resumption of diplomatic talks.

Lavrov’s comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Friday that his rocket forces were ready “to settle accounts with the U.S.,” unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped dummy…

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