US Officials Tout China Cooperation On New North Korea Sanctions

March 17, 2016 11:58 PM

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US Officials Tout China Cooperation On New North Korea Sanctions

US State Department officials expressed optimism on Thursday that new sanctions imposed on North Korea may be more effective than earlier attempts to curtain Pyongyang's nuclear programme, pointing to China's apparent willingness to support them.

Two weeks before a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation, told a Senate hearing there were signs of a shift in China, North Korea's sole major ally, toward regarding its nuclear programme as a threat.

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