After President Trump spoke before the UN assembly on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that Russia is “extremely concerned” about the President’s statements regarding the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea and accused the United States of trying to force its influence on other nations.

Lavrov did applaud one portion of Trump’s speech, wherein the President emphasized that the United States recognizes and honors the sovereign rights of each individual nation.  The Russian diplomat said that he and his constituents “have taken note” of the President’s declaration “that the United States does not seek to impose its way of life on anyone and that it respects the right of every other sovereign nation to determine its future, or form of government. As I said, it was a remarkable statement. Now we will see whether these words are translated into action.”

His praise of the U.S. President ended there, however, accusing Trump of “demonizing” Kim Jong un’s North Korean regime, whereas the Russian government, according to Lavrov, seeks solutions.

Our position of principle is that we do not demonize anyone but try to get to the bottom of the problem. Some are concerned about their security, others are focused on developing relations with their neighbors, and still others are dealing with an internal conflict. Condemnation and threats will only antagonize the countries that we want to influence. Therefore, we prefer to work with all concerned parties, to encourage them to enter into a dialogue, both regarding domestic conflicts or problems like the nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula.” Lavrov said.