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North Korea issue won’t be resolved unless China enforces sanctions: O’Brien

National Security Advisor says Beijing must work with U.S. to push North Korea toward denuclearization

The Chinese will "have to" enforce sanctions against the country if the North Korean nuclear issue is ever going to be solved, U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien said on Wednesday.

The comments come as Washington and Pyongyang remain stuck in a months-long diplomatic stalemate over the North's nuclear weapons program, and whether U.S. and UN sanctions currently targeting the DPRK should be lifted or expanded.