Beijing ask DPRK to heed UN after missile launch
The Foreign Ministry called on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions after the DPRK launched a missile on Friday.
"There are definite stipulations in the UN Security Council resolutions concerning the issue of the DPRK launching ballistic missiles. China urges the DPRK to implement these resolutions," ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a news conference on Friday.
The launch came several days after the DPRK's leader, Kim Jong-un, was reported to have said that the DPRK would soon conduct tests including launches of missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.
On March 2, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that the DPRK "shall not conduct any further launches that use ballistic missile technology, nuclear tests, or any other provocation", after the Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test in January and launched a satellite in February.
The nuclear test in January led to mounting tension in the peninsula, with the United States considering the deployment of an advanced missile defense system in the ROK and the ongoing joint drills between the US and the ROK.The international community should not only warn the DPRK, but also call for the US and the ROK to maintain calm and restrained, she said.