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Russia's president Vladimir Putin has warned that the crisis [under / over] North Korea could [cause / because] a "planetary catastrophe". He said if war broke [in / out] on the Korean Peninsular, there would be a huge [lost / loss] of life. He told reporters at [the / a] meeting in China that talking and "peaceful dialogue" were the only [ways / way] to end the crisis. He warned the USA and North Korea that talking about military action and war [were / was] very dangerous. He said: "Ramping [up / down] military hysteria 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 grass [rather / instead] of stopping their nuclear programme, as long as they do not [feel / feeling] safe."

Tensions in Korea [are / is] reaching very dangerous levels. On Sunday, North Korea carried out its most powerful nuclear test [even / ever] . The United Nations Security Council [meet / met] after to tell North Korea to stop its testing. Many countries [called / calling] for stronger sanctions against North Korea. Mr Putin said sanctions have never [works / worked] and would never work. He said sanctions against North Korea would be [useful / useless] and ineffective. The US ambassador [by / to] the UN, Nikki Haley, said North Korea was "begging for war" because of its [word / words] and actions. She said: "War is never something the United States wants. We don't want it [now / know] . But our country's patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and [your / our] territory."

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