Min­istry urges DPRK not to take any ac­tions that vi­o­late UN res­o­lu­tions

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By MO JINGXI mo­jingxi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Bei­jing called for all re­lated par­ties to ex­er­cise re­straint and urged Py­ongyang to stop ac­tions that vi­o­late United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions af­ter the Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea de­clared the suc­cess of an in­ter­na­tional bal­lis­tic mis­sile launch on Tues­day.

The DPRK lauded the launch of the ICBM as a his­toric event in boost­ing its de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties to counter the threats of the United States, Korean Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion re­ported in a spe­cial pro­gram.

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un signed the or­der to carry out the test-fir­ing of the ICBM Hwa­song-14 on Mon­day and per­son- ally con­ducted the launch, “declar­ing be­fore the world its shin­ing suc­cess”, it said.

“We’ve no­ticed re­lated re­ports, and we are col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion about the launch and closely fol­low­ing the de­vel­op­ing sit­u­a­tion,” For­eign Min­istry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news con­fer­ence in Bei­jing.

Un­der UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions, Py­ongyang is banned from test­ing any bal­lis­tic mis­sile tech­nol­ogy, Geng said, and China is op­posed to any DPRK launch ac­tiv­ity that is against the res­o­lu­tions.

“We urge the DPRK not to take any more ac­tions that vi­o­late UNSC res­o­lu­tions and to cre­ate nec­es­sary con­di­tions for the re­sump­tion of talks

Xin­hua con­trib­uted to this story.

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