UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — China urged the United States on Thursday to adopt a more proactive approach to dialogue in return for North Korea’s goodwill on resuming nuclear disarmament talks and again proposed a review of easing sanctions on Pyongyang.
North Korea said on Monday it was ready to resume nuclear talks with the United States in late September but warned that dealings between the two sides could be interrupted unless Washington took a new approach.
Hours later, North Korea launched a range of short-range projectiles.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country welcomed the positive signals from North Korea on the resumption of nuclear talks with the United States.
“We are pleased that North Korea and the United States will resume talks at the end of this month as scheduled,” Wang told a news conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
He added that the experience showed that the main concerns of each party must be discussed in order to make real progress in the talks.
“If each party imposes only preconditions, makes lists, or even tries to use extreme pressure to make the other side make unilateral concessions, it has not worked in the past and will not succeed now or in the future,” he said.
He noted that this year North Korea took a series of positive steps and asked the United States to take steps in return.
“We hope the US side can also take practical measures in this regard and make the necessary efforts to calm the situation and promote dialogue,” he said.
Wang made no mention of North Korea’s recent weapons tests.
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