Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

Washington( CNN) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged Thursday that China threatened the Northern korean government with sanctions if it promised another nuclear weapons test.

Tillerson cleared his comments on Fox News ahead of a stay to the United Nations and amid rising frictions over the Northern korean nuclear weapons program.

“They confirmed to us that they had requested that the existing regime handle no further nuclear assessment, ” Tillerson alleged of the Chinese. “In fact, we were told by the Chinese that they acquainted the( Northern korean) regiman that if they did impart further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions activity on their own.”

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