Ex-Secretary of State Kissinger 'confident' there will be no Korean war

Editors' Picks

  • Juventus say Pogba could be worth more than 100 million euros

    Juventus say Pogba could be worth more than 100 million euros

    Juventus say Pogba could be worth more than 100 million euros

    Midfielder Paul Pogba could be worth more than 100 million euros ($112.84 million) in the future, Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta predicted on Wednesday. "As we want to win, we have decided to keep hold of a player as important as Pogba, although we have had offers from some very important clubs," Marotta told a news conference. "In the future he could be worth more than 100 million euros." The 22-year-old Frenchman, who combines explosive pace and strength with outstanding …

  • David de Gea included in Manchester United’s Champions League squad

    David de Gea included in Manchester United’s Champions League squad

    David de Gea included in Manchester United’s Champions League squad

    David de Gea has been named in Manchester United’s Champions League squad after missing out on a sensational move to his dream club Real Madrid. …

  • Man United signs deal with HCL in step towards new digital strategy

    Man United signs deal with HCL in step towards new digital strategy

    Man United signs deal with HCL in step towards new digital strategy

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - English Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday it had signed a partnership deal with IT firm HCL Technologies to improve its website and app as it gears up to launch a new digital media strategy. The 20-time league winners have struggled on the field since manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 but off it have continued to sign a string of lucrative commercial agreements under the ownership of the American Glazer family. To further …

  • Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged goalkeeper David De Gea to put his failed transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United behind him and focus on being a "good professional". De Gea's move to Real was wrecked in bizarre circumstances on Monday when the paperwork was not delivered until after the midnight deadline. Real and United blamed each other for the bureaucratic snafu, which means De Gea will remain in Manchester, while Real's Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas, who was meant to …

  • Gary Neville and Thierry Henry give their thoughts on Manchester United signing Anthony Martial

    Gary Neville and Thierry Henry give their thoughts on Manchester United signing Anthony Martial

    Gary Neville and Thierry Henry give their thoughts on Manchester United signing Anthony Martial

    Both Neville and Henry raised questions over the transfer of Martial to Manchester United …

  • Vicente Del Bosque says David De Gea saga could cost him place in Spain squad for Euro 2016

    Vicente Del Bosque says David De Gea saga could cost him place in Spain squad for Euro 2016

    Vicente Del Bosque says David De Gea saga could cost him place in Spain squad for Euro 2016

    Del Bosque said the Spanish goalkeeper must now play regularly if he wants to travel to Euro 2016 after not having played a single game this season for Manchester United …

Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said he is confident North Korea will not be permitted to start a general conflict.

In Beijing on Wednesday, he added that he hoped the effort to deal with North Korean provocations would become 'a common Sino-American conceptual enterprise'.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Kissinger, who was in Beijing to attend an energy conference, is not alone in downplaying the potential for conflict.

North Korea continues to thump its chest over what it describes as "a hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail" against Pyongyang on the part of the U.S.

Kissinger, who played an instrumental role in normalizing U.S.-China relations in the 1970s and continues to interact with top Chinese officials, admitted to being somewhat perplexed by the recent flare-up.

He said that there is something strange about the situation, adding that 'they are a tiny country. It is also not known if they have a [nuclear] weapon and they are going around threatening South Korea, Japan and the U.S. - which would absolutely destroy them - and for objectives that are very unclear, the report added. (ANI)