The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford

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WASHINGTON, August 16. /TASS/. The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces, U.S. General Joseph Dunford, who is in China on an official visit, said that the missile and nuclear program of the DPRK is threatening the world community, including Russia, China and the United States. This was announced on Wednesday the official representative of the Committee captain Darrin James.

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Tensions around the Korean Peninsula

The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely tense. In July, the DPRK has twice tested a ballistic missile. In turn, the US and its allies are constantly carried out in the region of large-scale naval exercises. The two sides exchanged tough statements, not excluding any scenario, including military .

“General Dunford has made clear that the missile and nuclear programs of North Korea threatening the world community, including China, Russia, the United States and our allies. He stressed that the US and China set themselves the same goal – the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula by peaceful means”, – said the representative of the armed forces of the United States.

According to Dunford, Pyongyang’s actions “threaten the economic and military security” of Beijing. General again called on China “to increase pressure on the North Korean regime.” He once again pointed to “America’s commitment to use the full range of military capabilities to protect its allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as its own territory” if “preferred a peaceful diplomatic and economic options fail”.

James noted that Dunford and chief of the General staff of the people’s liberation army of China Fan Fenhua “had a Frank exchange of views on issues that show the contradictions in bilateral relations.” “The General has stated that addressing differences through dialogue commanders necessary to ensure that contradictions are not turned into a crisis”, – said the representative of the armed forces. According to him, Dunford and Fun Fenhua “did not mince words when discussing issues of concern to both countries,” including the situation in North Korea.

The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States Joseph Dunford on Monday for the first time paid an official visit to China.

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