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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Makes Remarks on the UN Security Council Resolution Concerning the Nuclear Test by the DPRK

2006-10-15

On October 15, Beijing Time, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1718 concerning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"China is resolutely opposed to the nuclear test by the DPRK and nuclear proliferation, and determined to achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula peacefully through dialogue and consultation," Liu said. Maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the Northeast Asia region is also the common aspiration of the international community, Liu said. "China participated in preparing the UN Security Council resolution with these principles in mind," he said.

China hopes that while representing the firm stand of the international community, the UN Security Council resolution should also create favorable conditions for peacefully solving the issue through dialogue and negotiations, Liu said. China urges the parties concerned to keep calm, exercise restraint, and take a prudent and responsible attitude to prevent the situation from deteriorating, Liu said. "China is willing to make joint efforts with parties concerned to break the impasse and work for an early resumption of the six-party talks," Liu said.

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