US and China could cooperate on North Korea issue, top officials say

by Aamaj News

The US President’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, in a meeting with foreign minister of China urged the UN to impose further sanctions on North Korea.

Washington has warned that North Korea may launch its nuclear test for the first time after 2017, so the US urged further sanctions.

Sullivan reiterated that Beijing and Washington could cooperate with each other on North Korea issue to maintain stability in the region.

Jake Sullivan raised concerns that North Korea has launched a significant series of ballistic missile launches in violation of previous UN Security Council resolutions and it is preparing for potential nuclear test, which has added to the concerns of the US.

Additionally, last week the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, visiting his South Korean counterpart urged China to persuade North Korea to cease its nuclear test.

“I also think China should play a very positive role to persuade North Korea that maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula requires their new thinking, and also making a right decision at this important, critical juncture,” he said 

North Korea has launched a series of ballistic missile tests in past two months which has added to the oncerns in the region.

In response to the launches of ballistic missiles, Japan and US forces have started joint military training, and South Korea as well as US launched several ballistic missiles.

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