Kremlin Speaks Out After North Korea Rhetoric Heats Up

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

The publication came after US President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea, threatening Pyongyang with a military solution.

"So is Kim Jong-un acting for the Chinese military using North Korea to push the USA and others out of the South China Seas and the Pacific?", they said.

Ba Dianjun, director of the Center for Northeast Asia at Jilin University, underscored that despite the mutual aid and cooperation friendship treaty between China and North Korea, Beijing will not come to help if Pyongyang attacks first. There are reports that Russian Federation and China are working quietly to try to reduce the tension.

While German officials have warned of the "very serious situation" unfolding between its ally and North Korea, Berlin has yet to affirm support for a United States incursion.

The United States to protect itself and maintain worldwide credibility has little choice but to make a disarming strike, at least against the two North Korean satellites, that might be nuclear-armed for EMP attack, orbiting over the USA, and against the dozen North Korean road-mobile ICBMs now deployed. "But they are also against Washington's threats and a military solution", the expert told Sputnik China.

"The expert added that China sent a stern warning over the situation in the region".

"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the USA retaliates, China will stay neutral", it wrote. The North responded with a warning that it was considering an attack on the USA territory of Guam.

Washington-based think tank C4ADS says that Pyongyang is "far from being isolated, (and) is globally active through its overseas networks", which are helping to raise the funds and materials the country needs for its weapons programmes.

"Pyongyang understands that if it launches a nuclear missile this would risk provoking nuclear war".

The case of American student Otto Warmbier, who died following his release from North Korea, was included in those talks. In July, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, two Chinese citizens and a shipping company for helping North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. According to the plan, four Hwasong-12 missiles will fly around 3,400 kilometers, particularly crossing Japan's airspace, and land in water 30-40 kilometers off the Guam coast.

Since years, North Korea has been surviving with the support of US' direct rival, China.

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