The United States formally accused China of supplying North Korea with technology related to missile, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at a press briefing, commenting on reports that China has supplied Pyongyang with self-propelled rocket launchers .
Carney also said that “the U.S. will continue to work with the international community, including China, over the tightening of sanctions against North Korea in matters of its missile and nuclear programs.”
Earlier, the U.S. has claimed that China helped North Korea in the implementation of technology in its missile programs. “I’m sure that some help come from China. I do not know the specific volume,” – said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Thursday in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress.
This statement is dissonant with the statements of the U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner, on Thursday at a briefing in the department, he said: “China has consistently ensured that fully comply with the UN Security Council resolution 1718 and 1874.” At the same time on the question of whether Washington believe in the official statements of Beijing, Toner replied in the affirmative.
On the press conference held on April 19, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin denied the accuse. “China always firmly opposes proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery vehicles. We have strictly abided by relevant UN Security Council resolutions and enforced our laws and regulations on non-proliferation export control in earnest, and we have a complete and stringent control system in this regard.”
In return, North Korea has almost completed preparations for another nuclear test, reported the Western media on Tuesday, citing a source who has followed the developments in North Korea and China. “Soon everything will be ready for testing. Preparation is almost complete,” – he said.
At the same time on the discussion of the UN Security Council draft statement condemning North Korea’s launch of a satellite, China stressed that it is ready to support UN sanctions. Hillary Clinton also reiterated the agreement between China and the world community: “We all agreed, including China, that Korea will face new consequences of its new provocation.”