WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The White House said on Tuesday that the United States continues to push for a safer and denuclearized Korean Peninsula.
"The priority of the administration is to have denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders at the daily briefing.
"All options are on the table and we're going to continue to push for a safer and denuclearized Korean Peninsula," she added.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK's Central Television announced.
DPRK's nuclear testing and launches using ballistic missile technology violated UN Security Council resolutions.
China's permanent representative to the United Nations Liu Jieyi on Monday condemned the latest nuclear test by the DPRK and urged the country to return to the track of dialogue. China will not allow chaos and war on the Korean Peninsula, he said.
Liu said the suspension-for-suspension proposal and dual-track approach put forward by China together with the Russian proposal of a step-by-step approach is a realistic and feasible roadmap for the settlement of the issue, asking the relevant parties for due consideration and positive responses.
The idea of dual approach involves parallel efforts to move forward both de-nuclearization and the establishment of a peaceful mechanism on the peninsula; the initiative of suspension-for-suspension calls for the DPRK to suspend its nuclear and missile activities and for the United States and South Korea to suspend their large-scale war games.