02 August 2017

News Story: Chinese envoy stresses negotiated solutions to Korean nuclear issue

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy to the United Nations Monday called for negotiated solutions to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the statement at a press conference on Monday, marking the end of China's rotating term of the Security Council President for the month of July.

Liu said China is firmly opposed to any violation of the Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, including nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

China has been urging the DPRK and other relevant countries not to exacerbate the situation on the Korean Peninsula by avoiding words and actions that could escalate regional tensions, which run counter to the objectives sought by the UNSC.

"Our objective is to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and to seek negotiated solutions through dialogues and consultations," said the ambassador.

China is opposed to conflicts or wars on the peninsula, he said.

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