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Chinese MOFA says DPRK issue should be resolved peacefully

People's Daily Online

(CNTV) 08:29, September 21, 2017

Lu Kang, spokesman of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Wednesday that UN resolutions make it clear that the Korean Peninsula issue should be resolved through peaceful and diplomatic means.

Lu made the remarks one day after US President Donald Trump's maiden UN speech, in which he warned that his country may "have no choice but to totally destroy" the DPRK unless it backs down from its nuclear position.

Lu has reiterated that China hopes all parties will exercise restraint when they fully and comprehensively implement the UN resolutions on the DPRK.

He has also called on all parties to create more opportunities for putting the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back on the table for dialogue and consultation.

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on the DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3, which violated of previous Security Council resolutions.

The Korean Peninsula is on edge, made more so by words and actions that worsen tensions. The US has been threatening the DPRK, installing THAAD launchers on the Korean Peninsula, and conducting joint military exercises, including a show of force on Monday. And on Tuesday, at his first address to the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump turned up the heat in his war of words, calling the DPRK a threat to the entire world and threatening the regime with "total destruction."

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