Peskov's comments come just days after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new set of US-drafted sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's November 29 ballistic missile test.
Separately, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that Washington was "ready to talk anytime" with North Korea "without precondition", but emphasised that "the diplomatic effort has to be backed up by a very credible military alternative".
The two top diplomats also considered steps to overcome the conflicts in Syria while maintaining its territorial integrity, including the plan to hold an inter-Syrian national dialogue in Russia's Sochi.
According to a Russian foreign ministry statement quoted by AFP, Lavrov told Tillerson that it is "necessary to move from the language of sanctions to the negotiating process as soon as possible".
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference following the talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow, Russia, December 22, 2017.
State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea
"We define this "sanctions resolution" rigged up by the USA and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region and categorically reject the 'resolution, '" the statement said.
North Korea had threatened to punish all those countries who supported the bid for sanctions which was imposed following Pyongyang's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.
However, on the same call on Tuesday, Mr Lavrov criticised President Donald Trump's "aggressive rhetoric" towards North Korea, as many world leaders and the United Nations have before.
Tillerson's rhetoric appears to have been reflected in US policy as well.
A day after the United Nations sanctions, North Korea's state media called the stricter controls "an act of war" by a "frenzied" Trump administration.
Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence
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Cold temperatures, freezing rain will close out 2017
The week after Christmas has some brutally cold temperatures in store, with only three days of temperatures above single digits. Otherwise, he said, "Your body will start pulling blood to the vital organs and the first thing to go is the fingers and toes".
The time travelling vehicle then span out of control with the Thirteenth doctor falling through its open doors into space. Whittaker's Doctor didn't get a gentle start to her era, being flung from the Tardis out over the city of London.
Unlike other wireless charging systems, this system will allow users to charge their phone's battery from as far as 3 feet away. Those rules allow for higher-power operations than the Part 15 rules used to approve other long distance charging devices.
Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list. Nine percent of participants said they most admired Clinton, which was a decline from her 12% rating a year ago .
Salman Khan has scored another major success with Tiger Zinda Hai as the film has entered the 200 Crore Club in just one week. In fact, the actor has now surpassed Aamir Khan within the much coveted 200 crore club to become the leader.
The flawless time to encounter the Full Moon Supermoon is after moonrise when it is just above the skyline. In general, the supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the average moon.
Moore denied the accusations and said in the lawsuit that he had passed a polygraph test to prove they are false. On election night, Moore had pegged his hopes on votes from military serviceman and provisional ballots.
Now, Friday would be the major day as it remains to see if Tiger Zinda Hai touches Rs 200 crore mark in its first week. The Christmas holiday has also helped in boosting the worldwide sales of Tiger Zinda Hai .
The publication apologized for the video, saying in a Wednesday statement that it was an attempt at humor that "missed the mark". Mr Trump took to Twitter overnight to criticise the magazine for "bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit".
On Thursday, more than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bombing at a cultural center in Kabul , Afghanistan. Bass said: "The United States continues to stand with all Afghans in their pursuit of peace, security, and prosperity".
The Portuguese was named our early loser , but averted complete disaster with substitute Jesse Lingard scoring twice late on. I take satisfaction by the way the team played, by the way the team reacted, to try to recover from 2-0 down.
The junior QB remains in concussion protocol after he suffered the injury in the Bruins' final regular-season game against Cal. As we inch closer to the NFL Playoffs, the draft order is starting to take shape, at least at the top of the draft.
Hancock jobless rate falls in November
Four counties were at or above 5 percent Clearwater, 6 percent; Shoshone, 5.5 percent; Lewis, 5.5 percent; and Adams, 5 percent. Dane, Green and Lafayette counties tied for the lowest unemployment rate among Wisconsin's 72 counties at 2 percent in November.
Monterey County sees first flu death of season
The Centers for Disease Control has a list of symptoms to help you determine if you have the flu or just a cold. MINNEAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for getting sick and health officials say it's definitely making the rounds.
Teens Charged With Murder In Death Of Man Hit By Sandbag
The teens were initially charged with felonious assault, and murder charges were later added after Byrd succumbed to his injuries. Four boys, three of them 14 years old and one 13, were taken into custody not far from the overpass.
'Real Housewives of New York' star apologizes after arrest
According to the Palm Beach Police, the 52-year-old reality TV star slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer. Less than seven months later, de Lesseps and D'Agostino announced their divorce plans in August of this year.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's Annual Pay Jumps 47% to $12.8 Million
Retail chief of Apple , Angela Ahrendts , was among the one who was the highest paid executive, bagging in $24,216,072. For the first time , Cook ran up a US$93,109 bill for traveling on private aircraft on trips not related to business.
Power outage disrupts Disneyland; guests taken off rides
A park spokesperson said power has been restored to a majority of the park, although though some rides may still be affected. A power outage at Disneyland , in Anaheim, California, took down about a dozen rides on Wednesday morning.
Google To Open Physical Stores In India To Push Pixel Sales
This retail expansion comes as more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in recent months throughout the country proved successful. Google is reportedly thinking about opening physical retail stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones.
Moyes fuming after late Bournemouth equaliser
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LG V30 Oreo update begins rolling out
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