Media said the United States urged China to pressure North Korea to avoid provocative military
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Julia Tan global network correspondent reported that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell ? currently in Korea and Japan visit. According to U.S. media reports, January 5, Campbell’s first press conference in South Korea, said he recently met with Chinese officials expressed concern about the situation in North Korea, urged China to “the new leader of North Korea should be made clear the importance of restraint.” United States, “New York Times” commented that this shows that the U.S. asked China to influence North Korea to avoid “military provocation.”
According to the U.S. “The New York Times” reported on January 5, Campbell 5, with the visit to South Korea held talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Jinxing Huan. In a press conference after the talks, Campbell said his four-day visit to China and held talks with relevant Chinese officials, urging China to be on the development of the North Korean situation with Washington to “close consultations.”
“We also urge China to North Korea’s new leader should be made clear the importance of restraint.” Quoted Campbell as saying.
report commented that Campbell was after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s visit to Northeast Asia, the highest level U.S. officials. His remarks in urging China should use its influence to curb North Korea not to conduct the transfer of sovereignty “military provocation.” Although the extent to which China can exert influence on North Korea is not yet clear, but China is North Korea’s main ally and trading partner. In recent years, with the international community sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear program gradually increased, North Korea depends on China’s growing economy, which expanded the occasion of the handover in Korea, China may be in stabilizing the situation in the Korean Peninsula role.
reported that North Korea against South Korea last week to further strengthen the use of “harsh words”, because the Lee Myung-bak government has vowed will be no mourning on the death of Kim Jong Il and its punishment, and threatened South Korean President Office “will become a sea of ??fire.” Lee Myung-bak government and military have warned that if North Korea has any military provocation, South Korea will be a strong response.
According to reports, Campbell said at a press conference the same day, the handover process in Korea, the United States promised to “continue to maintain the US-ROK alliance.” He said: “We stressed that the U.S. will make a lasting partnership for South Korea may be the most strong commitment and determination in the face of our common North Korean regime to maintain the pace of the transfer line.”share: