UPDATE: China says North Korean situation more serious by the day

Chennai: The situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and cannot be allowed to spin out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his German counterpart, the state-run China News Service said on Thursday.

A resolution to the North Korea issue cannot only rely on sanctions and not talks, Wang said, meeting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting in New York on Wednesday, the report added.

The growing concerns about North Korea have come to light after Donald Trump, President of United States of America, in his first speech at the United Nations said it will destroy North Korea if it imposed any threat to America due to its nuclear missile developments. In his speech, he was seen thanking Russian and Chinese governments about their support.

(Reuters News Agency and edited by Aishwarya Parikh, The Newsroom Agenda)