India-US N-deal to blame for test: Expert

BEIJNG (TIP): Chinese expert has blamed the India-US nuclear deal for weakening the non-proliferation treaty and making it difficult to enforce non-proliferation regime on North Korea. “China is very keen to ensure non-proliferation in North Korea. But the US has made this difficult by signing a nuclear deal with India after it tested the bomb,” Peking University associate professor Wang Dong told state broadcaster CCTV while referring to North Korea’s testing of hydrogen bomb.

China is the biggest supplier of goods to North Korea, but is reluctant to impose sanctions on the country despite several western countries being interested in such a move.

“Chinese authorities feel the US might get an upper hand in the region if economic sanctions are imposed, and it leads to the fall of North Korea’s ruling family,” said CCTV journalist Yang Rui.

  • Saibal Dasgupta (TNN)
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