Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has made a new appeal for calm on the Korean Peninsula and says he believes the United States would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff. Wang told reporters today that although US officials have made clear that a military strike remains on the table, he believes that Washington would still prefer to de-escalate tensions through multi-sided talks. Wang's comments came amid a mounting war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. After Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarised zone in South Korea yesterday and warned that "all options are on the table," a senior North Korean official responded by accusing the US of bringing the countries to the brink of thermonuclear war.
China says US wants diplomatic solution to N Korea standoff