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There is no point in India and Japan slamming North Korea unless China is also on board (“N. Korea: Japan draws in India”, Sept. 15). The situation is also not going to change unless the U.S. takes steps to dismantle its nuclear arsenal. North Korea perceives these weapons as posing an existential threat to it. China fears that any unravelling of the dictatorship in North Korea will lead to unification of the two Koreas, which will lead to the growth of a formidable new power in the region. That will in turn pose a threat to China’s growing status in the region. China will therefore not go the whole hog in enforcing UN sanctions against N. Korea.

M.P. Muralidharan,

Bengaluru

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