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Asean united on N Korea aggression

Asean united on N Korea aggression

Wang said the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm.

Representatives from the 10 ASEAN countries joined other attendees in expressing deep concerns over North Korea's growing ICBM missile threat and nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula.

Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila on Monday, Wang said the new resolution showed China and the worldwide community's opposition to North Korea's continued missile tests, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

China, North Korea's lone major ally, has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough United Nations resolutions on North Korea, though it has also said what it terms "normal" trade and ordinary North Koreans should not be affected.

"The Chinese side urged the North Korean side to calmly handle the resolutions the U.N. Security Council just made towards North Korea and to not do anything unbeneficial towards the global community such as a nuclear test". Tensions have mounted with Pyongyang's two recent successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. "We also gave the South Korean authorities a chance to realize that following in the footsteps of the conservative regime would mean it would lose everything".

Kang is echoing Tillerson's praise for the sanctions approved Saturday by the U.N. Security Council.

South Korean media reported that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho bumped into South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the Manila forum, only to reject the South's offer of reopening talks as "lacking sincerity".

"Only dialogue and negotiation is the correct way out to address the Korean peninsula issue", he said.

But the diplomatic road ahead is rocky.

Tillerson says the US has "other means of communication" open to North Korea if the country wants to express to the USA a desire to talk.

But a senior official familiar with negotiations between the United States and China said it was not an accident or a mistake that Mr Tillerson did not mention nuclear testing.

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"We'll know it when we see it", he said in Manila.

The United States has remained technically at war with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. The response has been polite but noncommital.

Mr Tillerson met with Mr Wang and Mr Lavrov as part of an annual gathering of top envoys of 26 Asia-Pacific nations plus the European Union for talks on regional security known as the ASEAN Regional Forum.

"We would be a good dialogue partner", Duterte told Ri.

"We actually had very thorough talks", Wang said afterwards.

Suzanne DiMaggio of the New America Foundation think tank in Washington said there may be some room for dialogue.

ASEAN foreign ministers also issued a joint statement condemning the missile tests and calling for "the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Delegates are working to establish the framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea that would reaffirm respect for the freedom of navigation and overflight, and outline how to arbitrate disputes.

The South China Sea has always been the most divisive issue within ASEAN, with China's influence looming large.

The United States is particularly concerned about Islamist militants gaining a foothold in the Philippines, after being pushed out of Syria and Iraq. With stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia, Tillerson's goal was to assure regional leaders that the Trump administration cares about this strategically important area which - if massed collectively - has the sixth largest economy in the world.


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