Little comment from Moscow about the confrontation between the US and North Korea.
"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten USA soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral", the Global Times said in an editorial.
Not to be outdone, North Korea issued its own warning, saying that if the US launches an attack, they will "immediately reduce the USA mainland into a field of nuclear war".
As Deutsche Welle writes in the article Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war, amid growing talk of the possibility of open conflict between the United States and North Korea, countries have started to affirm their positions in case violence breaks out on the Korean Peninsula or elsewhere. In contrast, North Korea thinks the Korean War is still on and sees the U.S.as its mortal enemy.
At the same time, the editorial said China would intervene if the USA attacked North Korea first, which may be an attempt by China to warn the U.S. against starting a war either, at risk of getting into a much bigger war with China.
As tensions rise, North Korea has found a supporter even as some USA allies reaffirmed they would back Washington in the event of an open conflict. -North Korean relations and Americans imprisoned in North Korea, the source said.
In an editorial، The Global Times said China should tell both sides that "when their actions jeopardize China's interests، China will respond with a firm hand".
LANKOV: Russia is likely to basically follow China's lead on such issues.
Yet many foreign policy establishment Democrats and Republicans, who previously insisted a nuclear-armed North Korea is unacceptable, are now arguing for accommodation (really appeasement and surrender).
The United States to protect itself and maintain worldwide credibility has little choice but to make a disarming strike, at least against the two North Korean satellites, that might be nuclear-armed for EMP attack, orbiting over the USA, and against the dozen North Korean road-mobile ICBMs now deployed.
If the USA learns to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea, will we also learn to live with a nuclear-armed Iran?
The US and North Korea have exchanged a series of warmongering statements over the recent week. In July, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, two Chinese citizens and a shipping company for helping North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.
On the other hand, Russian Federation is also seen criticising Washington's handling of North Korea.
KIM: The two countries have made clear they don't want North Korea to have nuclear weapons.
SDI, leveraging America's technological superiority, could render nuclear missiles obsolete-and thereby checkmate North Korea, Iran, China, and Russian Federation.