'China warns North Korea of sanctions over nuclear test'
China has warned North Korea of sanctions if the reclusive nation went ahead with another nuclear test, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. "They (Chinese) confirmed to us that they had requested that the regime conduct no further nuclear test. In fact, we were told by the Chinese that they informed the (North Korean) regime that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions action on their own," Tillerson said. The US Secretary of State appeared to be praising China of its role in North Korea.
"We're asking a lot of the Chinese. I think in the past, the assumption has been the Chinese would only take limited action. We're going to test that assumption," he said in response to a question. Tillerson, however, said he does not seek a regime change in N Korea."We do not seek regime change in N Korea. We're not seeking a collapse of the regime," said the top American diplomat. Meanwhile, a top American admiral told lawmakers that the goal of the North Korea's leader is to have nuclear weapons. Admiral Harry said China has the capability to influence in effect N Korean behavior.