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US, Chinese Military Leaders Sign Deal to Increase Communication

US, Chinese Military Leaders Sign Deal to Increase Communication

Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Fang Fenghui of the Chinese army, chief of China's joint staff, signed the joint strategic dialogue mechanism at the Ba Yi, the People's Liberation Army headquarters.

Dunford said the US was pleased with the recent vote in the United Nations Security Council, which unanimously passed a resolution sanctioning North Korea for its nuclear and rocket programs. That is the preferable end state, the chairman said, and he told the Chinese military leaders that.

"Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us", Bannon was quoted as saying.

In Beijing, Dunford said it's "absolutely horrific if there would be a military solution to this problem, there's no question about it".

Mattis said that if North Korea launches a missile toward Japan, the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, the United States or South Korea, "we would take immediate, specific actions to take it down".

The chairman also told Chinese officials that President Donald J. Trump expects the chairman to have credible military options in the event the diplomatic and economic pressure fails to achieve denuclearization.

China's Defense Ministry further said in a statement, "The Chinese military is willing to make efforts with the USA side to strengthen strategic communication, increase strategic mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, appropriately handle problems and disputes and effectively manage and control risks".

A senior Chinese military official who met Gen Dunford told him that military action should be ruled out and that "dialogue" was the only option, the Chinese defence ministry said.

Officials said that these communications are especially crucial now, as the region and world faces the dangers of a nuclear-armed North Korea.

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He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from Trump to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang could lead to real fighting, that there would be no second war on the Korean Peninsula. Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity", warning the United States to "think reasonably and judge properly" to avoid shaming itself, KCNA reported.

China is the North's only major ally.

The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between Trump and North Korea amid worries Pyongyang is nearing its long-sought goal of being able to send a nuclear missile to the US mainland.

But the sharp rhetoric of last week has since softened, with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un putting the Guam plans on hold - a move praised by President Trump.

"The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!"

Next week's start of annual U.S. -South Korean military exercises that enrage the North each year could make diplomacy even more hard.

"My advice to our leadership is that we not dial back our exercises". But his efforts have so far been met with a string of threats and missile tests as the North works to build nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the USA mainland.

Washington is "prepared militarily" to respond, if necessary, he said.


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