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Wang Yi: All Parties Should Comprehensively and Completely Carry out the UN Security Council Resolutions Concerning DPRK

On April 26, 2017 local time, when jointly meeting the press with Vice Chancellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabrie of Germany in Berlin, Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed upon enquiry that all parties should comprehensively and completely carry out the UN Security Council resolutions concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Wang Yi said that the Korean Peninsula has not come across any alarming major events these days. The security of the peninsula is not only the blessing for people in the DPRK and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the first place, but an expectation of all peace-loving countries. This situation is a result of joint efforts made by all sides and of the restraint maintained by parties concerned. Meanwhile, we should note that the relatively stable state of the Korean Peninsula is very weak, and it may change at any time. China calls on all sides to stop behaviours which might further escalate contradictions.

Wang Yi said that all parties have started new rounds of contacts and interactions, and convened meetings with various combinations in succession since tension on the Korean Peninsula has again intensified. What I want to emphasize here is that all resolutions concerning the DPRK reached by the UN Security Council so far have always included two aspects. On the one hand, of course, resolutions oppose the DPRK to have nuclear weapons, and call on all parties to take measures to restrain and obstruct the exploitation process of the DPRK's nuclear missile. On the other hand, resolutions also stress to resolve such issue through peaceful manners, avoid actions that may intensify the situation and resume the Six-Party talks at an early date. All parties should carry out the UN Security Councils resolutions in a comprehensive and complete way, rather than take what each party needs. The implementation of sanction is a way of carrying out the resolutions, while resumption of dialogues is also the implementation of the resolutions. The continuous nuclear missile tests certainly violate the UN Security Council resolutions, but the constant implementation of military exercises in the peninsula also obviously does not meet the spirit of the resolutions.

Wang Yi said that it is urgently needed to push the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back on the track of dialogues and negotiations as soon as possible. I appreciate that Germany's understanding and support for the "suspension for suspension" initiative proposed by the Chinese side. The "suspension for suspension" aims to pull all parties back to the negotiation table, and this is just a first step. The Chinese side firmly adheres to the goal of realizing denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and building a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula. China is willing to continuously play a constructive role to this end.

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