UN imposes people friendly sanctions on DPRK: China

Monitoring Desk
Sunday, 24 December 2017
BEIJING (China): Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, on Saturday, remarking on united nations (UN) security council’s unanimous adoption of resolution 2397 against democratic peoples’ republic of Korea (DPRK/north Korea) said, “The resolution moderately intensifies sanctions” calming “The resolution emphasises on not inflicting adverse humanitarian impact on north Korean people and not affecting normal economic activities and cooperation, food aid, humanitarian assistance and the activities of diplomatic missions.”

According to detail, she added, it reaffirms the commitment to maintaining peace and stability on Korean peninsula and northeast Asia, calls for peaceful settlement of the issue through diplomatic and political means, supports the resumption of 6-party talks and stresses that all relevant parties should take measures to ease tensions on the peninsula.

The Chinese side hopes that all relevant parties can implement the DPRK-related resolutions of UN security council, including resolution 2397 in a comprehensive and balanced manner and promote peaceful settlement of Korean peninsula-related issues, Chunying prayed.

As a close neighbour of the Korean peninsula, she continued, the Chinese side is closely following the development of the situation on the peninsula.

Chunying reiterated, “China is always committed to realising the denuclearisation of the peninsula, upholding peace and stability and resolving the issue through dialogue and consultation” adding “This represents our consistent position on dealing with issues related to DPRK’s nuclear and missile activities, including participating in deliberations of UN security council.”

She asserted that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is complex and sensitive.

The Chinese side calls on the relevant countries to exercise restraint and make positive efforts to de-escalate the tensions and properly settle the Korean peninsula issue, Chunying said.

We also hope that all relevant parties can give positive consideration to the “suspension for suspension” initiative and “dual track approach” proposed by China, work with China to stay committed to promote dialogue and consultation and strive for the advancement of denuclearisation and the realisation of peace and stability, she concluded.