The Chinese government says that none of the parties concerned in the North Korean nuclear issue want a war.
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks in a news conference on Friday.
 
He said the Chinese government’s consistent stance is that the only viable way to peacefully achieve denuclearization and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula is through dialogue and consultation.
 
Lu stressed that the last thing all relevant parties want is conflict and war and what the majority of the international community hopes to see is peace.
 
The spokesman added Beijing is taking note of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that how much North Korean leader Kim Jong-un desires peace would be a deciding factor in easing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.