September 7, 2017 / 6:26 AM / in a year

China says it agrees U.N. Security Council should respond further on North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday that it agreed the U.N. Security Council should make a further response on North Korea.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference after his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara (not pictured) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China September 7, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool *** Local Caption *** Krishna Bahadur Mahara;Wang Yi

Sanctions were only half the solution and must be combined with dialogue and negotiation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters.

The United States asked the U.N. to impose an oil embargo after North Korea’s latest and biggest nuclear test.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Nick Macfie

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