China says pressure, talks both key to dealing with North Korea: Japan

Cheryl Sanders
September 24, 2017

Wang made the comments during a meeting with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of a United Nations gathering in NY on Wednesday, it added.

"We are pleased to see the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the day before yesterday, from this rostrum, unilaterally say that it's important to abide by sovereignty (in) global affairs; that it is important to lead by example rather than dictate one's will to other people; that countries with different values, culture, and aspirations cannot just co-exist, but they can work side-by-side on the basis of mutual respect, and I think this is something we can all subscribe to", Lavrov said.

Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in NY shortly after Kim Jong Un accused President Donald Trump of being "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" after Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

If China truly wants to denuclearize the peninsula, he said it should work "to put the kind of pressure on North Korea that can change its strategic calculation before it's too late". Soon after North Korea released Kim's statement, Trump took to Twitter to once again blast Kim, calling him a "madman" who will be tested "like never before".

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China - plus Germany signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

SIPRI says that as of January 2017 the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea together had about 14,935 nuclear weapons, down from 15,395 a year earlier.

Somalia supports the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and hopes that it will play a unique role in jointly building the Belt and Road, he added.

"Any unilateral sanctions imposed aside from the sanctions approved by the UN Security Council are illegitimate and undermine the collective nature of the worldwide efforts", Lavrov said.

"But I am confident today that if something happened, [US Northern Command head, Air Force Gen Lori Robinson] has the ability with the fielded forces we have to defend against ballistic missile attack by North Korea". "Everyone is witnessing with alarm today the newer and newer restrictions by the USA against Iran".

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