China v. US on North Korea

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
China v. US on North Korea

by Stephen Lendman

On April 26, a Trump administration statement said he "aims to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs by tightening economic sanctions and pursuing diplomatic measures with our Allies and regional partners."

Instead of a military option, it said he seeks dialogue and diplomacy to achieve "peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

Interviewed by Reuters on Thursday, his comments were disturbingly different, saying "(t)here is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely."

"We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult." He called the DPRK his biggest global challenge – "an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority," according to administration officials.

On April 28, China's People's
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