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Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improve

Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improve

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are "practically non-existent," which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world. And he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon.

Vassily Nebenzia said in a recent wide-ranging interview with several journalists that the Trump administration should offer some incentives to North Korea to move forward toward denuclearization, saying the situation "is stalemated at the moment."

He said he's "concerned that it doesn't roll back" to the 2017 era of increasing nuclear and missile tests and escalating rhetoric, he said.

As for Iran, Nebenzia said he worries about U.S. strategy if its sanctions don't bring about the changes in behavior the Trump administration wants. He sees "a danger if they go to the limits."