The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
As the United Nations passes new sanctions against North Korea, watered down at the behest of Russia and China, the two countries warned the United States against pursuing regime change in North Korea.
The Russian representative at the U.N. expressed concern the U.S. wasn’t reaffirming “the four nos”—no regime change, no regime collapse, no accelerated reunification, and no military deployment north of the 38th parallel dividing the Korean peninsula.
“The Chinese side will never allow conflict or war on the peninsula,” a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry said today.
That’s all well and good, but if Russia and China are really concerned about what the U.S. might do on the Korean peninsula they should step in and offer solutions rather than admonishments.
Instead, the two major powers have largely remained on the sideline as North Korea inches closer to nuclear weapons capability, leaving the responsibility of reacting topost was originally published on this site