Chinese Premier Calls for Return to Talks on North Korean Nukes – NBC News
BEIJING — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Wednesday for all parties to return to talks amid rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Li said China was a strong supporter of U.N. Nations resolutions aimed at nudging the North toward ending its programs, and had “fully complied” with economic sanctions on Pyongyang.
He acknowledged the rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia in general, saying any conflict would be disastrous for all sides.
“So what we hope is that all the parties concerned will work together to deescalate the situation, get issues back on the track of dialogue and work together to find proper solutions,” Li said at his annual news conference held on the final day of the annual legislative session.
China is Pyongyang’s most important diplomatic ally and economic partner, and has been under pressure from the U.S. to use its influence to rein in actions by the North seen as provocative.
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