China and Russia Prioritize Korean Peninsula Denuclearization, Peace and Stability

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
China and Russia Prioritize Korean Peninsula Denuclearization, Peace and Stability

by Stephen Lendman

During Friday's Security Council session on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed views far different from his US counterpart.

He stressed peace and stability through outreach, diplomacy and dialogue toward the goal of a denuclearized Korean peninsula.

Tillerson threatened war if Pyongyang fails to obey US diktats, upping the stakes for conflict over efforts to avoid it.

"We must stay committed to the goal of denuclearization," said Wang. "It's the basic precondition for long-term peace and stability on the peninsula, and what we must accomplish to safeguard the international nuclear non-proliferation regime."

"The continued escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula in the recent period has caused widespread concerns and worries…"

"If the issue…fails to be pu
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