A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014.
"Nuclear North Korea is a cause of concern for the worldwide community and Russian Federation is also concerned as this country borders it and we can not but be puzzled when they develop their missile technologies and nuclear potential, this concerns us", TASS quoted Patrushev as saying.
In a separate statement, a Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week Iran and North Korea are working together to improve their respective missile programs, according to CNBC.
A pro-North Korea newspaper called on South Korea Saturday to resume inter-Korean cooperative projects, saying military matters and economic cooperation can be handled separately. He also said there are many companies willing to invest in North Korea and if the North makes the right choice, it will be good for its development, according to Hong. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the country would have to "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behaviour in the region".
Hong also held a separate one-on-one meeting with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to discuss pending issues between the two countries, including nuclear and missile tensions with North Korea and the deployment of THAAD. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.
North Korea submitted the patent application to a United Nations agency, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), for processing.
A member of Hong's delegation, who requested anonymity, also quoted Tillerson as saying that the USA meant it when it said it seeks no regime change, no invasion of the North and it will guarantee the North's system. Under U.N. sanctions, states are banned from supplying North Korea with sodium cyanide and Pyongyang has to abandon all chemical and biological weapons and programs. However, he stressed the need for a peaceful resolution by working through the United Nations with countries including China, the North's traditional ally and benefactor.