Will continue working with Russia, China to deal with North Korea diplomatically: U.S.

Moscow [Russia], August 6 (ANI): President Donald Trump said that United States will continue working with allies like Russia and China to diplomatically deal with North Korea on curbing Nuclear threat.

 

Trump has welcomed Russia and China’s cooperation with the United States for supporting economic sanctions against reclusive regime of North Korea for conducting intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and violating the UN resolutions.

 

“The president appreciates China’s and Russia’s cooperation in securing passage of this resolution,” the White House said in a statement.

 

“[Donald Trump] will continue working with allies and partners to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to end its threatening and destabilizing behavior.”

 

With 15 votes in favor, Russia and China backed the US-drafted resolution 2371 which was passed unanimously.

 

Ahead of the vote, Russia’s UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, called on Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear and missile programs and to return to a non-proliferation regime.

 

Moscow and Beijing had previously blocked the passage of a similar resolution, insisting that the Chinese-Russian “double freezing” initiative was the sensible solution for the region, Russia Today reported.

 

Apart from calling for dialogue, the Russian and Chinese envoys reiterated the need to scrap America’s THAAD deployment in South Korea, and urged Seoul and Washington to halt military drills in the peninsula.

 

The sanctions will slash North Korea’s annual export revenue of $3 billion by more than a third, according to a statement from the office of Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations. (ANI)

Vijender Singh dedicates his ‘Battleground Asia’ victory towards India-China peace

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Boxer Vijender Singh, who on Saturday defeated China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali in the unified WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight title, has dedicated the victory towards peace and harmony between India and China, more particularly in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off.

 

“Want to dedicate this victory towards peace and harmony between India and China! Jai hind,” Vijender Singh took to Twitter on late Saturday night.

 

Singh earlier in the day maintained his unbeaten streak by defeating Maimaitiali.

 

Singh won his second title and ninth consecutive pro bout as he beat his Chinese opponent on points by a unanimous decision.

 

He, however, returned the title saying, “I don’t want this title, because I don’t want tension at the border (between India and China).”

 

Speaking about the much-awaited encounter, Vijender had earlier trolled his opponent and said that he would try to finish the bout as soon as possible as “Chinese products don’t last long”.

 

Vijender, who has remained unbeaten since his debut in professional boxing, has also fought eight bouts, last one being against former world number one boxer Francis Cheka from Tanzania where he defended his title.

 

Vijender clinched his first title in July 2016 against Kerry Hope of Australia, becoming the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion. He has 30 rounds under his belt, which gives him a slight edge over his opponent, who has fought 24 rounds till now. (ANI)