Exclusive: U.S. complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

Exclusive: U.S. complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summitBy Ben Blanchard and John Ruwitch BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States warned China on Friday that North Korea’s attendance at a weekend summit on China’s new Silk Road could affect the participation of other countries, casting a shadow over what is Beijing’s biggest diplomatic event of 2017. Two sources with knowledge of the situation said the U.S. embassy in Beijing had submitted a diplomatic note to China’s foreign ministry, saying that inviting North Korea sent the wrong message at a time when the world was trying to pressure Pyongyang over its repeated missile and nuclear tests.



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