US, China agree on need for tougher UN resolution against North Korea
John Kerry says China and the US were obligated to take action after North Korea nuclear testing.
BEIJING - United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that he agreed with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi about the need to reach a consensus on a "strong" resolution against North Korea from the United Nations Security Council.
Kerry, speaking to reporters after meeting Wang, said China, the US and other members of the council were obligated to take action after the 6 January nuclear test by North Korea.
Kerry is currently on a two-day visit to Beijing.
He had been expected to press China, North Korea's lone major backer, for more curbs on Pyongyang after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device
China has insisted it's already making great efforts to achieve denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and Wang has rejected any "groundless speculation" on its North Korea stance, following remarks from US officials that China could do more.
Additional reporting by Reuters.