On March 15, China’s Foreign Ministry commented on the latest escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
That week, North Korea, or DPRK, test-launched three ballistic missiles as U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises were taking place.
In September 2022, North Korea passed a law declaring itself a nuclear weapons state, with its leader, Kim Jong Un, calling such status “irreversible.” Last year, the DPRK test-launched some 70 ballistic missiles, according to the South’s Yonhap news agency, more than in any previous year.
On March 15, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin implicitly blamed the United States for the failure of North Korea’s denuclearization process, saying: “The main reason is that the parties concerned have refused to respond to the denuclearization measures taken by the DPRK and continued to intensify their pressuring and deterring of the DPRK.”
That is misleading.
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