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China's foreign minister says force cannot resolve North Korea issue
April 13, 2017 / 6:32 AM / 7 months ago

China's foreign minister says force cannot resolve North Korea issue

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said Thursday military force cannot resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula and he expects an opportunity to return to talks will arise amid current tension.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool/Files

Wang, speaking to reporters following a meeting with the Palestinian foreign minister in Beijing, also said that whoever provoked the North Korea situation would have to assume historical responsibility for it.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Nick Heath; Editing by Robert Birsel

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