(From Reuters)

“Blind faith” in sanctions and international pressure on North Korea are irresponsible, China’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. security council implemented a fresh round of economic curbs targeting the North’s nuclear program.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch last month triggering a U.N. Security Council resolution and tough new sanctions.

“The final settlement of the Korean peninsula issue needs comprehensive action and the right medicine for the illness,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists.

“Blind faith in sanctions and pressure, actually, are not a responsible approach for the future of the Korean peninsula.”

“At this time with the situation on the Korean peninsula, there are swords drawn and bows bent in mutual hostility, and the air is saturated with the taste of gunpowder,” Wang said. Read More

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