China bracing for North Korean response to new sanctions

(From AP)

Beijing is on alert for any angry responses from North to proposed new United Nations sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a Chinese diplomat said Monday.



The diplomat, who accompanied Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks in Washington last week, said the two countries had agreed on the need for harsh sanctions against North Korea for defying U.N. resolutions.

However, the diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the U.S. should also provide incentives to North Korea to return to negotiations, such as offering progress on a permanent peace agreement between the sides. The two countries are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty. Read More

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