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China wants US and North Korea to ‘stop irritating each other’

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China has urged restraint over the situation in North Korea as both sides continue to release provocative statements. China while not happy with North Korea’s mysterious weapons program, is even more adamant that war must be avoided on the Korean peninsula.

Previously, US Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson vowed that ‘all options are available on the table’ to tackle North Korea’s Nuclear Program.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has said, “The urgent task is to lower temperatures and resume talks. We again urge all relevant parties to remain calm and exercise restraint, stop irritating each other, work hard to create an atmosphere for contact and dialogue between all sides, and seek a return to the correct path of dialogue and negotiation as soon as possible”.

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China’s practical approach to North Korea is world’s apart from the ‘surprise’ tactics employed by Donald Trump. Trump recently said of the situation, It is a chess game. I just don’t want people to know what my thinking is”.

Although America appears to be climbing down from its increasingly hawkish position on North Korea, Donald Trump seems to be barking up the wrong tree when it comes to ‘surprising’ North Korea. This approach has infuriated China and has grossly destabilized the region. This is the time for cool heads, not ‘surprise’ threats.

The US wants North Korea to roll back its nuclear program considering it as a major ‘threat’ to global security.

Recently, US President, Donald Trump said during an Interview, termed North Korean leader,  Kim Jong-un, as a ‘Smart Cookie’. He went on to say that he will be ‘honored’ to meet him. It is the first time Donald Trump seemed using a softer tone towards North Korea. Previously, US Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson vowed that ‘all options are available on the table’ to tackle North Korea’s Nuclear Program.

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Last month, North Korea launched a provocative missile test in the Sea of Japan when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was visiting Washington DC to meet US President Donald Trump. The US wants North Korea to roll back its nuclear program and consider it as a major ‘threat’ to world’s peace.

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