Last month President Donald Trump said that Russian Federation was hurting U.S. efforts to disarm North Korea of its nuclear weapons and its move to reject and condemn calls to cut ties with Pyongyang proves Trump right.
Lavrov's statements come two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the USA mainland.
Russia Thursday rejected a U.S. call to cut ties with Pyongyang, suggesting Washington has been doing everything to prompt North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to "lose it".
Speaking at the UNSC on Wednesday, Haley warned that North Korea's government will be "utterly destroyed" if a war breaks out.
While saying "our hopes are that China will show leadership and follow through", Ms Haley also issued a warning: "China can do this on its own, or we can take the oil situation into our own hands".
"Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such terrible conditions". The U.S. already imposed unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang, but these seem to have failed to make any difference in the regime's plans for turning into a nuclear power.
Last month, President Donald Trump said Russian Federation was hurting U.S. efforts to disarm the North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
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"We were encouraged by that approach, but suddenly they are conducting surprise military exercise in October, then November, now we announced in December", - said the Minister.
The air forces of the US and South Korea are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill early this month with six US F-22 Raptor stealth fighters taking part.
Top generals from the United States and Chinese armed forces met in Washington this week following North Korea's latest missile provocation. "They asked, the requested us, they spoke of the possibility of Russian Federation taking part in any settlement of the [Korean] issue", the lawmaker told TASS. China provides about 90 percent of North Korea's energy needs and previous year shipped around 6,000 barrels per day to Pyongyang.
Haley said during her speech at the United Nations headquarter that President Trump has called President Xi to stop all oil shipments to North Korea.
"The US has no right to direct China or the UN Security Council", the editorial said.
Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.