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13 August 2017, 10:36 | Terri Saunders
The Latest: US tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions
"In reality it was only one or two country's foreign ministers who expressed concerns of this kind", Wang told reporters.
President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are sharing their concerns about North Korea.
Opponents also say it is being pushed through at a time when the United States, long seen as a crucial buffer against China's maritime assertiveness, is distracted by other issues and providing no real clarity about its security strategy in Asia, thus weakening Asean's bargaining position.
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks.
Tillerson says the US has "other means of communication" open to North Korea if the country wants to express to the USA a desire to talk.
"We emphasized the importance of non-militarization and self-restraint in the conduct of all activities by claimants and all other states, including those mentioned in the DOC that could further complicate the situation and escalate tensions in the South China Sea", the ministers said in the 46-page document.
In a statement sent to Reuters, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said China supported Singapore's work and "believes Singapore will lead ASEAN to work with China to promote the raising and upgrading of practical cooperation.and build an even closer China-ASEAN community of common destiny".
Tillerson met his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of the ASEAN event in Manila on Sunday, where he also asked about Moscow's retaliation to new US sanctions against Russia. China alone is responsible for 90 percent of North Korea's trade, and Russian Federation like China employs North Koreans as contract workers, whose salaries mostly go directly to their government.
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Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a USA aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States as strains show with China over the disputed South China Sea, Reuters reports.
"The fundamental reason for THAAD deployment is for our national interest and for the sake of our national security", Tang said, referring to Seoul's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense supplied by the U.S.
The 24th ARF meeting is part of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting from August 2-8 in Manila, the Philippines, with the participation of 10 ASEAN members and 17 partners.
The United States, whose Secretary of State, Tillerson, was expected to meet with Duterte on the sidelines of the Manila meetings, had earlier warned that all concerned countries had limited time, and said that the North Korean threat necessitated a strong response.
The U.S. drafted the sanctions resolution and negotiated it with China following North Korea's unprecedented test of an ICBM in July and a follow-up test weeks later.
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