23 May 2017

News Story: China again urges restraint on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday once again urged restraint and calmness on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, calling on concerned parties to avoid making provocative moves that could escalate the situation.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to a medium-range ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday.

The test fire was the eighth time it has conducted missile launches so far this year, according to a reporter who raised a question at a daily press briefing.

China has noticed the launch, Hua said, adding that China opposes any launches by the DPRK that run against UN Security Council resolutions.

The current situation on the peninsula is complex and sensitive, said Hua.

"We once again urge parties concerned to keep calm and refrain from making any provocative moves that may escalate the situation," she said.

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