20:50 GMT +316 October 2019
Listen Live
    Bernie Sanders waves after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016

    US Should Work With China to Prevent Nuclear War - Senator Sanders

    © REUTERS / Rick Wilking
    World
    Get short URL
    153
    Subscribe

    Bernie Sander said that the United States should cooperate with China to prevent a conflict with North Korea that would turn into a nuclear war.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US Senator Bernie Sanders said Friday that the United States should cooperate with China to prevent a conflict with North Korea that would turn into a nuclear war.

    "When you are talking about a major, major conflict, what you are talking about is a nuclear war. Obviously, the goal now is to work as strongly as we can with China," Sanders said in an interview with CBS News.

    The senator said China receives about 80 percent of North Korean exports.

    "They are in a position to tighten the screws on North Korea and tell them they cannot continue their missile program or their nuclear program," Sanders concluded.

    The situation on the Korean peninsula has become aggravated over recent months since North Korea carried out a series of missile launches and nuclear tests in violation with the UN Security Council resolutions.

    The latest of these so-called provocations occurred on April 5, when a ballistic missile was launched from Sinpo, South Hamgyong province in the direction of the Sea of Japan, and on April 16, when another missile test was conducted, albeit unsuccessfully, according to South Korean defense officials.

    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!

    Related:

    Working for Workers: Bernie Sanders Calls on Congress to Pass $15 Minimum Wage
    Is the DNC Really Moving Left or Trying to Co-Opt the Sanders Movement?
    Sanders: New DNC Reform Commission Must Help Open Party Doors to Working Class
    ‘It’s So Phony’: Sanders Slammed Clinton’s ‘I’m With Her’ Slogan, Book Reveals
    Tags:
    nuclear war, Bernie Sanders, United States, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK)
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik