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