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U.S.: China has taken significant steps on Korean nuclear issue

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China has taken "significant steps" to help solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, a senior U.S. State Department official said.

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In a conference call with reporters on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's upcoming trip to southeast Asia, Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state, said that the United States had seen "significant steps... frankly, unprecedented steps" by China to increase pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"We see a growing determination on their part to take steps to try to address the situation seriously," said Thornton.

"We and China have the same goal, which is denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," she added.

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