North Korea vs U.S. tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats
Published April 20, 2017 From the section Asia
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China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.
North Korea’s vice-foreign minister told the BBC Pyongyang would continue to test missiles and would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it thought the US was planning an attack.
Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China opposed words or actions that could further raise tension.
North Korea-US tension is growing.
There has been heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days. US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US “era of strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over.
The BBC’s Stephen McDonell in Beijing says the Chinese government appears to be becoming increasingly frustrated with North Korea, its traditional ally.
Media captionThe BBC’s John Sudworth asks North Korea’s vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump
“I have noted the recent report,” Mr Lu said, referring to the BBC interview.
“China expresses serious concern with recent trends about North Korea’s nuclear and missile development.
“China is unswerving in its commitment to realising the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, maintaining the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, and continue to solve matters through dialogue and negotiations.”
Mr Lu added that tension was already high in the region before the latest comments from Pyongyang.
The North held a show of military might in a parade over the weekend and tested another missile on Sunday, which the Pentagon said blew up almost immediately after launch.
Media captionMike Pence calls North Korea ‘most dangerous threat’
Pyongyang said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of “all-out war” if the US takes military action.
“If the US is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method,” Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC on Monday.
– 8 April: The US military orders a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula
– 11 April: North Korea says it will defend itself “by powerful force of arms”
– 15 April: North Korea puts on a huge military parade – complete with missiles – to mark 105th birthday of the nation’s founding president, Kim Il-sung. Meanwhile US Vice-President Mike Pence arrives in South Korea
– 16 April: North Korea conducts a rocket test, but it fails
– 18 April: It emerges the US Navy strike group was not heading towards North Korea when US officials said it was
The US Navy’s Carl Vinson strike group – consisting of an aircraft carrier and other warships – is on its way to the Western Pacific, Pacific Command said on Tuesday, following an order from President Donald Trump last week.
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World problems are once again a clear sign of the nearness of Chirst’s return to this Earth to Establish God’s Kingdom as Promised. The threat of a new war is once again in the spot light and this does not look like it will end well? In Joel 3 we read these words:
Well this is exactly what we are seeing in the world today, new arms are being prepared, nations that are weak saying that they are strong etc…
But for the believers we can rejoice in knowing that these things are a witness to the soon return of Christ as we read in Luke 21:25-28
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
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