Chinese FM urges comprehensive, complete implementation of Security Council resolutions on DPRK

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-27 12:00:57|Editor: Tian Shaohui
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BERLIN, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that all parties concerned shall implement the resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a comprehensive and complete manner.

Wang made the remarks at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel after attending the third session of China-Germany Strategic Dialogue on Diplomatic and Security Affairs.

"Here I want to emphasize that all the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council concerning the DPRK so far have, as always, included two aspects -- opposing Pyongyang to have nuclear weapons and taking measures to deter its nuclear and missile activities on the one hand, and on the other, highlighting the peaceful settlement of the issue by avoiding the actions that may aggravate tensions and resuming the six-party talks as early as possible," he said.

The Security Council's resolutions should be carried out in a comprehensive manner, and the parties shall not implement them only according to their own needs, Wang stressed.

The imposition of sanctions on the DPRK and the resumption of dialogues are both means to implement the resolutions, Wang said, adding neither the continuous nuclear and missile tests nor the reckless military drills on the Peninsula accords with the spirit of the resolutions.

No major crisis has occurred on the Korean Peninsula so far over the past few days, Wang said, noting the Peninsula peace and stability was in the first place a blessing for the two peoples on the both sides of the 38th Parallel, and also fit the expectations of all peace-loving countries.

The current relative stability in the region owns to the common efforts of all and the restraints exercised by the specific parties concerned, Wang said, reminding all parties that the temporal peace is susceptible to occasional accidents.

He called on all parties concerned to refrain from taking any more actions that would escalate the confrontation on the Peninsula.

The parties concerned have begun a new round of contacts and interactions following the current tension, as meetings in all forms and of all sizes among different parties have been convened, Wang said.

The most pressing thing for now is to prompt all parties concerned to get back to the negotiating table, so as to solve the nuclear issue on the Peninsula, said Wang.

The top Chinese diplomat said he appreciates Germany's understanding and support of the "double suspension" initiative proposed by China.

The proposal, announced by Wang on March 8 this year, aims to defuse the looming crisis only if the DPRK suspends its nuclear and missile activities in exchange of the stop of war games by the United States and South Korea.

The "double suspension" is only the first step to get all parties concerned back to negotiation and dialogue, he said, noting China's ultimate goal is to realize Peninsula denuclearization and establish mechanisms for lasting peace in the region.

China will, as always, remain firm and committed to the prospect, and play a constructive role in making it happen, Wang added.