Beijing: A senior US official says the US and China are still at odds about how to deal with N Korea over the sinking of a S Korean warship and the specifics of UN sanctions to slap on Iran over its suspect nuclear program.
On the eve of high-level talks between the two countries, the official said Sunday that China is not yet convinced that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of the South Korean vessel despite. An international report blames the north for the incident.
The official also says the two sides have not yet agreed on the details of penalties to impose on Iran.
The official spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.