China recalculating its policy on North Korea: Barack Obama
"I think what most is promising is we're starting to see
the Chinese, who historically have tolerated misbehavior on
the part of the North Koreans because they're worried about the regime collapse and how that could spill over to them," Obama told the ABC news in an interview.
"You're starting' to see them recalculate and say, "You
know what? This is starting' to get outta hand. And, so, we may slowly be in a position where we're able to force- a
recalculation on the part of North Koreans about what's gonna be good for them or not," Obama said responding to a question on China's policy with regard to North Korea.
When asked about the recent North Korea rhetoric, Obama
said they "probably can't" launch a nuclear attack on US, but he said "we do not like margin of error" when it comes to nuclear weapons."
"What's also true is missile technology improves and
their missile technology has improved. Now, what we've done is we've made sure that we've got defensive measures to prevent any attacks on the homeland. We are not anticipating any of that. But we've seen outta the North Koreans is they go through these periodic spasms of provocative behaviour," Obama said.
Obama made it clear that the US and its international
partners would like to see a series of steps to break their
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