Washington has rejected Beijing’s offer to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula, reports The New York Times.
As stated by the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is currently considering responses to a series of launches of DPRK missiles, however, the Chinese variant will not be considered.
“The person with whom we are dealing, does not stem from rational motives,” she described the DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi described the situation on the Korean Peninsula as “two speeding trains going towards each other, none of whom is willing to give way”. He proposed a plan under which North Korea will suspend missile testing and nuclear development program in exchange for suspension of military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea.
Wang noted that the mutual termination of the test is the first step to reduce tensions and resume negotiations.
China was a consistent opponent of increasing US military aid to South Korea. In particular, Beijing has always opposed the deployment in South Korea of missile defense to protect against missile threats from the DPRK.
March 7, Chinese foreign Ministry has protested the deployment of U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. Press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Geng Shuang said that the country “firmly opposes” the deployment of U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, and “certainly will take the necessary measures to protect national interests and security.” He also added that the “consequences” of these steps will affect the Washington and Seoul.
The announcement came after the United States sent two missile complex THAAD to South Korea in response to missile tests “unidentified type” North Korea. According to Yonhap news Agency, the components of THAAD battery was delivered on Tuesday at a military base in Osan strategic military transport aircraft C-17. Among them are two rocket launchers.
On the night of 6 March, the DPRK has made the launches of four missiles from the landfill Tongchang-ri, where the missile base.