U.S. calls for vote on draft UN Security Council resolution on DPRK

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-09 12:52:04|Editor: Liu
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The United States has called for a UN Security Council meeting to vote on a draft resolution to impose additional sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said the U.S. mission to the United Nations on Friday night.

The vote in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test is intended for Monday, the U.S. mission said in a press release.

At an emergency Security Council meeting last Monday, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced that her delegation was circulating a draft resolution on the DPRK.

The DPRK on Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the DPRK's Central Television announced.

The DPRK's nuclear testing and launches using ballistic missile technology violated United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions.

China's permanent representative to the UN Liu Jieyi has condemned Sunday's nuclear test by the DPRK, urging the country to return to the track of dialogue. China will not allow chaos and war on the Korean Peninsula, he said.

Liu said the suspension-for-suspension proposal and dual-track approach put forward by China together with the Russian proposal of a step-by-step approach offer a realistic and feasible roadmap for the settlement of the issue, asking relevant parties for due consideration and positive responses.

The idea of a dual approach involves parallel efforts to move forward both de-nuclearization and the establishment of a peaceful mechanism on the peninsula. The suspension-for-suspension initiative calls on the DPRK to suspend its nuclear and missile activities, and the United States and South Korea to suspend their large-scale war games.