Germany, France float new sanctions after North Korea nuclear test
Germany, France float new sanctions after North Korea nuclear test
US warns N. Korea of using ‘nuclear capabilities’ to defend itself allies
05 September, 2017, 17:36
The Arms Control Association (ACA) said the latest test by North Korea has created a new and risky ear in East Asia.
Responding to a question about the deployment of more U.S. military assets in the region, Geng said China hoped all sides would "work to ease the tension instead of escalating the tension".
Reports of a possible missile launch by the North came South Korea announced plans to allow the "temporary" deployment of a controversial United States defence shield that has infuriated China.
As the United Nations security council prepares to meet over the latest provocation by Kim Jong-un's regime, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that, "Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming".
The detonation Sunday was the strongest ever from the North, which claimed the test was of a hydrogen bomb.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Monday that North Korea "must be very clear" that UN Security Council resolutions prohibit such activities.
North Korea's closest ally China said it strongly condemned the nuclear test and urged Pyongyang to stop its "wrong" actions.
"The Chinese are frustrated and dismayed by North Korea's conduct, but China has the greatest leverage, and with the greatest leverage comes the greatest responsibility", he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp on Monday.
The South Korean drills were carried out just hours after USA defence secretary James Mattis said there would be a "massive military response" if there were any further threats to the country or any of its allies.
Moscow would need to react to the expansion of a United States anti-missile defence system in South Korea, Ryabkov added.
Mr Trump also lashed out at South Korea. Some military analysts have upgraded their assessment of North Korea's nuclear capability, with one study concluding the country has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. The aim of stronger sanctions was to draw North Korea into dialogue, he said. "We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked".
Even if North Korea reacted only with conventional weapons, its response, and South Korea's counter attack, could produce enormous casualties.
For its part, China fears a collapse of the Pyongyang government might prompt an influx of millions of refugees and-in the event of South Korea absorbing its neighbour-create a well-armed United States ally straddling its border.
Diplomats have said the UN Security Council could now consider banning Pyongyang's textile exports and the North's national airline, stop supplies of oil to the government and military, prevent North Koreans from working overseas and add top officials to a blacklist to subject them to an asset freeze and travel ban.
The range to the simulated targets was set "in consideration of the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in its northeastern province".
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China, North Korea's chief sponsor and trading partner, is unwilling to do anything that might bring down the regime in Pyongyang. It added that the US and South Korea "agree on using sanctions and pressures to have North Korea come to the table for talks".
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