China ‘will mainly pay the price’ for im­ple­men­ta­tion of UN res­o­lu­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

MANILA — For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi has called on the Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea to re­spond to the re­cent guar­an­tees made by US Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son.

Wang, at­tend­ing a se­ries of meet­ings with for­eign min­is­ters of the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions in the Philip­pine cap­i­tal of Manila, said China fully ap­pre­ci­ated the re­marks that Tiller­son made last week, and re­garded them as a pos­i­tive sig­nal.

On Aug 1, Tiller­son gave four guar­an­tees, in­clud­ing that the United States seeks nei­ther a change of govern­ment nor the col­lapse of the govern­ment in the DPRK, and Wash­ing­ton seeks nei­ther the ac­cel­er­ated re­uni­fi­ca­tion of the Korean Penin­sula nor an ex­cuse to send the US mil­i­tary north of the 38th Par­al­lel.

Wang said that Bei­jing has ex­pressed its op­po­si­tion, along with the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ties, to the DPRK’s con­stant mis­sile launch in vi­o­la­tion of UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions. As a

We can cer­tainly air our views, but mean­while, we also could lis­ten to the DPRK’s opin­ions. I think it’s fair and help­ful”. Wang Yi, for­eign min­is­ter

re­sult, it con­sulted with other mem­bers of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil and voted for Res­o­lu­tion 2371.

Given China’s tra­di­tional eco­nomic links with the DPRK, it is Bei­jing that will mainly pay the price for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the res­o­lu­tion, Wang said.

How­ever, China will con­tinue to fully im­ple­ment all of the con­tent of the res­o­lu­tion to safe­guard the in­ter­na­tional nu­clear non­pro­lif­er­a­tion frame­work and main­tain re­gional peace and sta­bil­ity, he said.

“We can cer­tainly air our views, but mean­while, we also could lis­ten to the DPRK’s opin­ions. I think it’s fair and help­ful,” Wang said.

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