China calls on United States to refrain from making threats against North Korea


South Korean authorities justify their actions under the pretext of tackling the DPRK's nuclear weapon threats, but they can not cover up treason to the nation with their arguments, it said. "They should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation".

Warning against putting China-US trade on the table during a reception celebrating Chinese National Day, Cui was further quoted by state news agency Xinhua as saying, "Efforts to undermine Sino-US trade, or even slapping sanctions on China, I think would be off-target".

The test "has demonstrated yet again the DPRK's blatant disregard of the grave concerns of the worldwide community", the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Friday (Sept 15), referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

While commenting on North Korea's new missile launch, he said that economic pressure on Pyongyang had proved to be ineffective, while military threats only angered the country's leadership. "Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with United States and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option for North Korea", he was quoted as saying by KCNA.

The Kremlin said on Friday that North Korea's latest missile test was part of a series of unacceptable provocations and that the United Nations Security Council was united in believing such launches should not be taking place.

Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the US, said Friday that the Trump administration should do more to peacefully de-escalate tensions with North Korea.

Kim further vowed to complete the country's nuclear weapons program despite growing sanctions against Pyongyang.

The Pan-Asian Committee on Emerging Measures (CPME) against the Anti-Nuclear War Drills considered that the implementtio of the THAAD is an "open challenge" to the North Korean people and government, stepping up tensions on the peninsula.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called on the global community to unite against North Korea's "provocative acts" and urged the country to change its current course of action, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Pyongyang defends its military program as deterrence against a potential military action by the United States, which has a strong military presence in the neighboring South.