China rebuffs U.S. demand to cut off oil exports to North Korea

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"They should refrain from issuing more threats". Asked what specifically the US should do, Cui said "they should refrain from issuing more threats" and "do more to find an effective way to resume dialogue and negotiation".

"Honestly, I think the United States should be doing.much more than now, so that there's real effective global cooperation on this issue", Ambassador Cui Tiankai told reporters at the Chinese Embassy in Washington on September 15.

In an interview with Tasnim, Iran's former ambassador to Beijing Mahdi Safari said China is strongly opposed to the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Meanwhile, China has warned the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threats and actions, and work towards a peaceful resolution of their dispute. Any further steps would need to be worked out with the agreement of the entire UN Security Council, he said.

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Trump tweeted earlier this month, vowing that the United States was considering ceasing trade with nations doing business with North Korea.

Speaking after a Council meeting at which it condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test earlier in the day, Nebenzya said that the United Nations sanctions resolution also called for negotiations with North Korea to resolve the standoff, and Washington must now honor that call.

This is while White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned that Washington was running out of patience for diplomatic solutions, noting, "For those. who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option". The launch is the second to flyover Japan in less than a month, and the first since North Korea's sixth nuclear test and new United Nations sanctions on the country. "Without implementing this, we also will consider it as a non-compliance with the resolution".

The North wants South Korea to stop its annual drills with the USA, which it views a rehearsal for war.

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