China's Xi Calls On International Community To Provide Security Guarantees For North Korea

China's Xi Calls on International Community to Provide Security Guarantees for North Korea

No country is able to provide sufficient guarantees to North Korea in order to achieve denuclearization alone so international security guarantees are needed, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, adding that Beijing and Moscow were ready to work on the issue

VLADIVOSTOK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) No country is able to provide sufficient guarantees to North Korea in order to achieve denuclearization alone so international security guarantees are needed, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, adding that Beijing and Moscow were ready to work on the issue.

"I believe that no single country can provide such guarantee alone. We need joint efforts of the international community. I think that there is such desire on our part and on the part of Russia. We will in turn promote our efforts, but joint guarantees of the international community are needed," Xi said at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

Russian President Vladimir Putin supported Xi's calls and said that North Korea needs international guarantees with participation of nuclear powers.

"It seems counterproductive to me that North Korea is urged to do everything, while the opposite side does not have to do anything. North Korea is supposed to believe words that it will benefit from it. What guarantees can there be? International guarantees ... And the international community could provide such guarantees, including the ones supported by the participation of nuclear powers in such agreements," Putin underlined.

The Russian leader noted that Russia is part to the six-party talks on North Korea, which include nuclear powers.

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