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`Sanctions not fundamental way of solving Korean Peninsula N-issue`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 13:25

Beijing: China`s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said sanctions are not the fundamental way of solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

"The Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted its third nuclear test and tensions on the peninsula once again heightened. This is not something we want to see," Yang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People`s Congress, China`s top legislature.

The UN Security Council on Thursday passed resolution 2094, demanding that the DPRK not proceed with further nuclear tests , give up any nuclear arms program, and return to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The resolution also called for peaceful, diplomatic and political settlement of the current situation and a resumption of the six-party talks which began in 2003 but stalled in late 2008.

Yang said China holds that sanctions are not the end of the UN Security Council`s actions, or the fundamental way of solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

The only correct solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is to hold negotiations and resolve all parties` concerns in a comprehensive and balanced way, he said.


First Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 13:25
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