Pyongyang's public threat to use nuclear weapons against the United States is extremely dangerous, said a senior lawmaker from the lower house of Russia's parliament Tuesday.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (SPD) called for the European Union (EU) to improve its relations with Turkey and Russia on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met on Tuesday in Jerusalem to discuss the developments in Syria and Iran, Israel said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to impose a number of bans on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in compliance with the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2321, Russia's legal document portal published Monday.

The European Union (EU) on Monday adopted a total ban on EU investment in the Democratic People Republic of Korea (DPRK), in a bid to ratchet up economic pressure on the Northeast Asia country over its ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile program.