Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the United States to make efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, warning that the use of maximum pressure will not work, AFP reported.
He also reiterated Beijing's proposal that the UN Security Council should consider easing sanctions against Pyongyang. Wang Yi said North Korea has taken a number of positive measures, and China hopes the American side will also be able to take practical measures in this direction and make every effort to ease the situation and develop dialogue.
The minister emphasized that the imposing conditions and maximum pressure on North Korea would not yield results.
Pyongyang said this week that it was ready to resume work on denuclearization with the United States. However, a few hours after this announcement, North Korea conducted another missile test.
Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington were stalled after the second summit between the leaders of the two countries ended to no avail.
The two leaders agreed to resume dialogue during a meeting in the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea in June. However, these negotiations have not started yet.