State paper says China would protect a denuclearized North Korea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


State paper says China would protect a denuclearized North Korea

China would step up its protection of North Korea should the isolated state halt its nuclear program, an editorial in a state-backed newspaper said on Thursday, as Beijing tries to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Pyongyang's continued nuclear and missile testing program has prompted the United States to send a navy carrier group to near the Korean peninsula in a show of force aimed at deterring more tests.

North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun". Leaders have in the past used the date to carry out weapons tests.

China, North Korea's main ally, has called for a peaceful resolution of the Korean tensions.

"As soon as the North Korea complies with China's declared advice and suspends nuclear activities... China will actively work to protect the security of a denuclearized North Korean nation and regime," said the editorial in the Global Times, which is published by the People's Daily, the Communist party's official paper.

"This is Pyongyang's best option," it added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a brilliant gambit, on the part of the Chinese government, but unfortunately, may well fall on deaf ears in Pyongyang.

The purpose of North Korea's nuclear weapons program is as a deterrent to potential military action against it by the United States; I seriously doubt the such an offer by the Chinese government will be entertained by Kim Jung Un, at this point, because he knows that the US military is about to strike it, and potentially hard.

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