China on Friday urged both United States and North Korea to refrain from mounting pressure on each other so as to not soon reach an “irreversible and unmanageable stage”. The country’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions.”
Wang further hinted that a conflict could break out at any moment, adding that there will be no winner if such a situation arises. “If a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no winner,” he told reporters at Beijing.
Wang’s comments come after the United States Navy deployed a carrier group in the region and expressed concerns over North Korea’s nuclear power. “One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment. I think that all relevant parties should be highly vigilant with regards to …