Top US and Chinese diplomats said Tuesday they had made progress on a UN resolution on North Korea, news reports said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Washington, DC, to discuss their responses to Pyongyang's nuclear test on January 6, Radio Free Asia reported.
"Important progress has been made in the consultations, and we are looking at the possibility of reaching agreement on a draft resolution and passing it in the near future," Wang said.
"There is no question that if the resolution is passed," Kerry said, "it will go beyond anything that we have previously passed."
Wang added that China does not accept North Korea's nuclear missile programme and does not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state, a Xinhua report said.