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China's Xi Agrees to 'Denuclearized' North Korea

China's Xi Agrees to 'Denuclearized' North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said at an emergency council meeting earlier this week after North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test that the Trump administration wants to put the resolution to a vote Monday.

Moon had urged Moscow to support stronger sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the us mainland.

Earlier Wednesday, the United States proposed a resolution at the UN that would include broad new sanctions on North Korea and freeze the assets of leader Kim Jong Un in the wake of global concern over the rogue nation's nuclear weapons tests.

PRIME Minister Turnbull has urged about 200,000 Australians in China, Japan and South Korea to register on the Department of Foreign Affairs' Smart Traveller website amid mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear-weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), September 3, 2017.

He accused North Korea's leaders of "needlessly and recklessly (putting) millions of people at risk including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights".

North Korea conducted another nuclear test over the weekend.

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But in a phone call with US President Donald Trump Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China remains firm in its wish to resolve the issue through talks leading to a peaceful settlement.

"For more than 20 years, the Security Council has taken actions against North Korea's nuclear programme".

While Seoul and Washington are having volatile partnerships, Moon had met with his Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Vladivostok as part of the Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Russia.

When asked about the new USA proposal, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a news conference that China and the Security Council need to "take necessary measures".

Diplomats have said the UN Security Council could consider banning North Korean textile exports, barring its airline and stopping supplies of oil to the government and military. The other half is dialogue and negotiation.

Analysts and South Korean policymakers believe North Korea may test another weapon on or around Sept 9, when it celebrates its founding day.

Geng told reporters that China had complained to the USA and South Korea and urged them to "take seriously the security concerns and interests of China and other regional countries".