Russian official predicts ‘catastrophic’ events
AFP via Sydney Morning Herald
April 24, 2003
A top Russian Foreign Ministry official was quoted as saying yesterday in Tokyo that a “catastrophic” development of events in the US-North Korean nuclear standoff was imminent and could occur within the next day.
“It is probable that, as early as tomorrow, there will be a catastrophic development of events,” Itar-Tass quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov as saying.
He added that the standoff had “reached an extreme stage” but did not give a more detailed explanation about his warning……