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China Implored to Curtail Ever More ‘Reckless’ North Korea

  • Australia’s Turnbull joins U.S. in calling for more action
  • ‘With the greatest leverage comes the greatest responsibility’
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg's Haidi Lun ahead of his keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense summit in Singapore. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined the U.S. in imploring China to rein in North Korea, saying the regime was becoming increasingly reckless and must be curtailed.

“China has the greatest leverage over North Korea and with the greatest leverage comes the greatest responsibility,” Turnbull, 62, said in an interview in Canberra with Bloomberg Television on Thursday. “We look to Beijing to bring the pressure to bear on the regime in Pyongyang, to bring it to its senses so that it ceases threatening the peace of the region with its reckless conduct.”