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    The United States hopes to put an end to the North Korean crisis with China's hands, Vladimir Terekhov, a political analyst specializing in the Asia-Pacific region, told Sputnik Radio as he commented on the US-South Korean naval drills near the peninsula.

    Don't Push the Dragon

    "The final resolution of the Korean problem is not in Washington's interests," he said, adding that the drills serve as a leverage over China: the US needs a reason to remain in the region and oppose Beijing.

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