Russia's Vladimir Putin has warned that the over North Korea could cause a " catastrophe". He said if broke out on the Korean Peninsular, there would be a loss of life. He told reporters at a meeting in China that talking and "peaceful " were the only ways to end the crisis. He warned the USA and North Korea that talking about action and war was very dangerous. He said: "Ramping up military in such conditions is senseless. It's a dead end." Mr Putin said North Korea would never give up its nuclear programme. He said: "They will eat instead of stopping their nuclear programme, as long as they do not feel ."
Tensions in Korea are reaching very dangerous . On Sunday, North Korea carried out its most nuclear test ever. The United Nations Security Council met after to tell North Korea to stop its . Many countries called for stronger against North Korea. Mr Putin said sanctions have never worked and would never work. He said sanctions against North Korea would be and ineffective. The US to the UN, Nikki Haley, said North Korea was "begging for war" because of its words and . She said: "War is never the United States wants. We don't want it now. But our country's is not unlimited. We will defend our and our territory."