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North Korea's Nuclear Test Raises US - China Tensions

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and his lieutenants celebrating the successful launch of a missile 

It’s over a decade since October 2006 when North Korea’s first tested a nuclear device and since that period the pace to become a “permanent” nuclear state has quickened with five nuclear tests the largest up-to-date was conducted last week and several missile platforms. However this quest has not come down well with Washington which accused Beijing of not doing enough to arrest North Korea's nuclear ambitions, underscoring tensions between the two world powers in the geopolitically sensitive Korean Peninsula.


On its most recent call press conference the Chinese foreign affairs ministry's, spokesperson Hua Chunying said by thrusting the responsibility of handling Pyongyang solely on China U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was being "unnecessarily modest" .
Hua added that "The Korean nuclear issue cause and crux rest with the U.S. rather than China.
Earlier at a news conference in Norway Carter had pointed out that china holds the responsibility for North Korea's recalcitrant nuclear testing.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter


He said, according to Reuters. "China has and shares an important responsibility for this development and has an important responsibility to reverse it."
"And it’s important (China) uses its location, its history and its influence to further the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," he stated.
Meanwhile in a show of solidarity with South Korea, two U.S. B-1 bombers flew over South Korea On Tuesday what seem as sending a message to china Russia and north Korea that the US is solidly behind its ally.

As North Korea appears to be raising both its capabilities and the pace of its provocations Distrust between Beijing and Washington keep spiraling upward.

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