Crisis Management: Top US, Chinese Generals Talk North Korea After Missile Test

Aaron Brown
December 2, 2017

U.S. experts maintain that China could collapse North Korea's regime in a heartbeat, but it refuses to do so because it would counter Beijing's national interests.

"The US has no right to direct China or the UN Security Council", the editorial said.

Chinese state media wrote a snappy editorial telling the USA to back off from insisting Beijing cut off North Korea.

"But the Americans completely ignore this requirement and I consider this a big mistake". The Americans, he said, "should explain to us all what they're after".

Tillerson's call came after the USA ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, issued a stark warning to the UN Security Council.

The editorial called out the United States for "escalating hostility" in Asia and bringing the world closer to nuclear war.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that a USA threat to destroy North Korea in the event of a war was "a bloodthirsty tirade" and military action against Pyongyang would be a big mistake.

"We see this negatively", he told journalists in the Belarusian capital Minsk.

The two launches in July were categorized as KN-20s.

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North Korea carried out its new missile test early on Wednesday after a 75-day pause. "We have the impression that it was all done specially to get Kim Jong Un to "fly off the handle" and 'take another reckless step, '" he said, according to Reuters.

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claimed the Hwasong-15 was "tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the US".

Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.

Trump - who has traded barbs with Kim for months - asked Xi to use "all available levers" to press the hermit state.

"China can do this on its own or we can take the oil situation into our own hands", she added.

"China and Russian Federation have been showing a united front on North Korea for the past several months".

Beijing has backed a slew of sanctions that include bans on imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and seafood. Also at that time, the North Koreans will become confident in their arsenal.

"We are already seeing signs of problems, of cashflow problems in North Korea".

China has proposed that the North stop missile and nuclear tests in exchange for a freeze of USA military exercises - a suggestion Washington has repeatedly rejected.

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