China warns of WORLD WAR 3 as Beijing unite with Russia to force Trump to ‘hit the brakes’

China warns of WORLD WAR 3 as Beijing unite with Russia to force Trump to ‘hit the brakes’

CHINA and Russia have united in a bid to force Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump to “hit the brakes” after a month of provocative rhetoric.

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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi laid down a stark warning as he called on Russia to unite with the eastern superpower to prevent an “August crisis”.

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”.

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Wang’s comments are believed to be a reference to World War 1’s July Crisis

Sergei Lavrov responded by calling for tensions on the Korean peninsula to be “peacefully resolved”.

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.

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Now disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War, Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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.”

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Trump’s heavy handed approach has firmed up the relationship between China and Russia

The meeting contained a range of experts from nations including the United States, Russia and Germany.

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.

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