UN Security Council approves resolution on DPRK satellite launch
BEIJING, Jan 22, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The United Nations Security
Council approved at early hours on Wednesday (Beijing Time) a
resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's)
satellite launch last month.
The UN Security Council Resolution 2087 requires the DPRK to
comply with all relevant resolutions approved by the Security
Council and not to use the ballistic missile technology for any
It also reiterated to seek a peaceful, diplomatic and political
solution to the issues concerned and advocated the renewal of
six-party talks over the denuclearization issue on the Korean
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the latest
resolution approved by the UN Security Council as "generally
"UN Security Council Resolution 2087 not only shows the stance
of the international community on the DPRK's satellite launch, but
also delivers some positive information, including calling for a
peaceful solution to the (Korean) Peninsula issue through dialogue
and negotiation as well as the resumption of six-party talks,"
said the spokesman.
The six-party talks, which involve the Republic of Korea, the
DPRK, China, the United States, Japan and Russia, began in 2003
but stalled in December 2008.
Qin said China regrets the DPRK satellite launch amid the
universal concern of the international community. But meanwhile,
China maintains that the UN Security Council's reaction should be
prudent and moderate, be conducive to peace and stability of the
Peninsula, and help avoid the progressive escalation of tensions,
"We hope all the parties concerned will take the peace and
stability on the Peninsula into account, stay calm and exercise
restraint, and not take any action leading to escalation of
tensions," said the spokesman. "This is in the interests of all
the sides concerned."
Qin said the DPRK's satellite launch has once again highlighted
the significance and urgency of ultimately resolving the Korean
China always holds that all the parties concerned should
resolve disputes through dialogue and consultation, address their
concerns in a comprehensive and balanced way, and handle the
Korean Peninsula-related issues peacefully to realize the
denuclearization of the peninsula and long-lasting peace and
stability on the peninsula as well as in East Asia, said the
"The six-party talks are an effective mechanism to help achieve
this goal," Qin said, adding that China is ready to make joint
efforts with the international community to push ahead with the
talks and maintain peace and stability on the peninsula as well as
in East Asia.
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