China is urging North Korea & the US to avoid resorting to military force to quell tensions
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi suggested he would rather see diplomacy than the use of military force.
He said: "Military force cannot resolve the issue.
"Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.
"Whoever provokes the situation, whoever continues to make trouble in this place, they will have to assume historical responsibility.”
The despotic leader is believed to be preparing another nuclear test launch.jpg
Despite the superpower’s insistence that military force should not be used to resolve the North Korean problem, experts have warned Kim Jong-un could be gearing up to launch another nuclear test at any moment.
Washington-based think tank 38 North claim satellite images show “unusually high levels of activity” at Kim Jong-un’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.
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Whoever provokes the situation, whoever continues to make trouble in this place, they will have to assume historical responsibility
Experts say the images could mean a nuclear test is “imminent” as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal.
In recent years, barbaric dictator Kim Jong-un has launched nuclear tests to coincide with ‘the Day of the Sun’, an annual public holiday in North Korea to commemorate the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
Pyongyang has already warned of an upcoming “big and important event” and with the Day of the Sun set to be celebrated on Saturday April 15 as the world braces itself for what would be North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
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Meanwhile, an influential Chinese newspaper has claimed the best option for North Korea is to give up its nuclear program in return for protection from China.
On Thursday, the Global Times said in an editorial: "As soon as North Korea complies with China's declared advice and suspends nuclear activities… China will actively work to protect the security of a denuclearised North Korean nation and regime.”