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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)