US, China unite on strong response against North Korea

Obama, Xi agree on 'strong and united' response to North Korea 'provocations,' White House says

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with US President Barack Obama during their talks in Washington.

Updated Feb 6, 2016

During a telephone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama on Friday, both leaders stated they would coordinate works to respond to Pyongyang’s nuclear test last month.

"The leaders emphasised the importance of a strong and united international response to North Korea's provocations, including through an impactful UN Security Council Resolution," the White House said.

The leaders both underlined that they would not accept North Korea as having a nuclear weapon country, the White House said in a statement.

Xi Jinping also told Obama that China is committed to the aim of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to protecting peace and stability, stare news agency Xinhua announced on Saturday.

"The Chinese side supports safeguarding the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the international non-proliferation system," Xi added, Xinhua reported.

North Korea has informed UN agencies that Pyongyang it will launch a satellite between February 8 and 25. But, some countries see that plan a king of long-range missile test.

TRTWorld and agencies