Obama: US, China must work closer on NKorea threat

2014-07-14T19:09:02Z 2014-07-14T23:09:38Z Obama: US, China must work closer on NKorea threatThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 14, 2014 7:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. and China must improve their communication and coordination to address the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) spoke by phone on Monday. The U.S. has been pressing China, North Korea's most powerful ally, to take a harder line against the North's nuclear program.

The White House says Obama and Xi will meet in November at a regional economic summit in Beijing.

The two leaders also discussed cooperation between the U.S. and China on the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama told Xi that Iran must take steps to prove its nuclear program is peaceful.

The White House says Obama also told Xi he's committed to constructive management of differences between the U.S. and China.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...

Event Calendar

Today's events | Add an event

Most viewed: