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North Korea threatens ‘grave consequences’ for China in rare criticism of neighbour | The Independent


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&;A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser,&39; says statement published by state-run news agency


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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping Wong Maye-E/Michael Dinneen/AP

North Korea&39;s state media has published a rare criticism of China, saying Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang&39;s nuclear programme were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions.

A commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) referred to recent commentaries in China&39;s People&39;s Daily and Global Times newspapers, which it said were “widely known as media speaking for the official stand of the Chinese party and government.”

“A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser,” it said.

“China had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations,” the commentary said, referring to North Korea by the acronym for its official name, the Democratic People&39;s Republic of Korea.

China is North Korea&39;s neighbour and only major ally and the United States has pressed it to use its influence to rein in North Korea&39;s nuclear and missile programmes. Diplomats say Washington and Beijing are negotiating a possible stronger UN Security Council response – such as new sanctions – to North Korea&39;s repeated ballistic missile launches.

The KCNA commentary charged that the Chinese articles had attempted to shift the blame to Pyongyang for “deteriorated relations” between China and North Korea and US deployment of strategic assets to the region.

It also accused China of “hyping up” damage caused by North Korean nuclear tests to China&39;s three northeastern provinces.

Chinese state media calls for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear programme were “a wanton violation of the independent and legitimate rights, dignity and supreme interests” of North Korea and constituted “an undisguised threat to an honest-minded neighbouring country which has a long history and tradition of friendship,” it said.

The KCNA commentary said calls by “some ignorant politicians and media persons” in China for stricter sanctions on North Korea and not ruling out military intervention if it refused to abandon its nuclear programme, were “based on big-power chauvinism.”

It said North Korea&39;s nuclear programme was needed for the “existence and development” of the country and “can never be changed nor shaken.”

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China,” the commentary said.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-china-threat-grave-consequences-neighbours-pyongyang-kim-jong-un-xi-jingping-a7716781.html


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