WASHINGTON: An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea’s “threatening behavior” cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday.
Speaking after North Korea’s latest — and apparently failed — missile test, H.R. McMaster said, “I think there’s an international consensus now, including — including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership — that this is a situation that just can’t continue.”
Speaking from Afghanistan on ABC, he made a point of stating several times that China — North Korea’s key ally — is now concerned about the reclusive communist state’s behavior.
McMaster said President Donald Trump has made clear he will not allow the nuclear-armed Pyongyang regime to put the US and its regional allies under threat.
The consensus including China is “that this problem is coming to a head. And so it’s time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully,” McMaster said.