'Obama warns Hu to take hard line towards N Korea'

US President Barak Obama warned Chinese President Jintao Hu that if China did not increase its pressure on North Korea the United States would be forced to redeploy its forces in Asia, the New York Times reported a senior administration official as saying on Friday.
According to the report Obama first issued the warning to Hu over a phone call last month and repeated his stance over a private dinner at the White House on Tuesday.  The warning persuaded China to take a harder line in its policies towards North Korea, leading to the resumption of dialogue between the North and South, the New York Times reported.