Park, Obama stress China's role on N.Korea nukes, sanctions

(MENAFN- Asia Times) By AT Editor on September 6, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features, China, Koreas

(From Yonhap)

The leaders of South Korea and the United States on Tuesday stressed China's role in enforcing sanctions against North Korea and resolving the communist state's nuclear conundrum, saying the allies would continue communications with Beijing.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, exchanges greetings with U.S. President Barack Obama in Laos before they begin a bilateral meeting on Tuesday

During their summit in the Laotian capital of Vientiane, President Park Geun-hye and her U.S. counterpart Barack Obama reaffirmed that the allies would mobilize "all possible means" to counter Pyongyang's continued provocations, which they said pose a threat not only to the Korean Peninsula but also the entire region.

The bilateral summit followed a series of provocations, including the launch of three mid-range ballistic missiles Monday.

"Considering that China's role is important in effectively implementing sanctions against the North and resolving its nuclear problem, South Korea and the U.S. agreed to continue communication with China through various channels," Park said during a joint press conference. Read More

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