China warns of WORLD WAR 3 as Beijing unite with Russia to force Trump to ‘hit the brakes’
James Mattis: War with North Korea would be catastrophic
His comments are believed to be a reference to the July Crisis, the name given to the series of events which triggered the start of World War 1.
Speaking with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, Mr Wang said: “The most important task for the US and North Korea is to ‘hit the brakes’ on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent an ‘August crisis.’”
He added the two nations should work together and not allow anyone to “stir up an incident on their doorstep”.
Wang’s comments are believed to be a reference to World War 1’s July Crisis
He said: “A resolution of the North Korea nuclear issue by military force is completely unacceptable and the peninsula’s nuclear issue must be peacefully resolved by political and diplomatic methods.”
It comes as Angela Merkel’s foreign minister warns the world is in the grip of a second Cold War – and called on Europe to lead the charge against the international nuclear arms race.
Rising aggression in North Korea and tensions between the US and Russia has led the world’s superpowers to once again begin stockpiling nuclear and conventional weapons.
Sigmar Gabriel described his meeting with the “Deeps Cuts” international panel on arms control issues as “very troubling”
He said: “They told us we are now repeating the worst mistakes of the Cold War and are in the middle of a Cold War 2.0.”
Trump’s heavy handed approach has firmed up the relationship between China and Russia
Mr Gabriel added it was important to focus on halting the nuclear arms race, given developments on the Korean Peninsula, where fears of a military clash between North Korea and the United States flared up last week.