China urges correcting 'historical injustice' to allow Palestinian state
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 6:30
China has warned that conflict could break out "at any moment" over North Korea amid fears that it is preparing to launch a sixth nuclear test or more missiles in defiance of United Nations sanctions and stark warnings from the US.
"Seventy years later, what we see is that our Palestinian brothers have yet to establish an independent state with full sovereignty", Wang said.
Wang stressed Beijing has been working hard to create the prospects for a resumption of talks between Washington and Pyongyang and said all parties should seize them.
North Korea's military promised to "ruthlessly ravage" the United States if the American aircraft carrier group that is now on its way to the region takes aggressive action.
Wang's comments Friday mark the latest attempt to cool tensions by North Korea's most important ally and key provider of food and fuel aid. On Tuesday, he tweeted, "North Korea is looking for trouble".
But there are few good diplomatic or economic options for the Trump administration.
In a show of strength, the US deployed the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters near the Korean Peninsula in response to recent North Korean missile tests.
Wang said that whichever side provoked a conflict "must assume the historic responsibility and pay the corresponding price".
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In an apparent attempt to cool down the U.S. administration's bellicose rhetoric, he added: "Force cannot solve the problem - dialogue can be the only channel to resolving the problem". Maliki agreed that this was the best course of action, saying that the "cornerstone of the fight against terrorism" would be the establishment of a Palestinian state.
On the Korean Peninsula, Wang said, preventing war and chaos on the peninsula meets the common interests of China and Russian Federation, and pulling all the parties back to the negotiating table is the common goal of the two countries.
Moscow stands for "politico-diplomatic reconciliation" and urges all parties to show patience and refrain from "any actions which might mean making provocative steps", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.