China has said it disapproves of the United Nations adopting any new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) rocket launch, and is opposed to any new sanction against the DPRK, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in Beijing on Tuesday.
China maintains that the reaction from the Security Council should be conducive to safeguarding peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, and conducive to the six-party talks and also to the process of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, and it should also be conducive to safeguarding the international non-proliferation regime, Jiang said.
She added that China disapproves of the UN Security Council's adoption of any new resolution on the rocket launch, and is opposed any new sanction against the DPRK.
China has noticed the DPRK's announcement of its satellite launch on April 5 local time and other countries' concern over it. The UN Security Council had just passed a presidential statement as a response, calling relevant parties for fulfillment of resolution 1718, she said.
The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a presidential statement saying DPRK's launching activity was "in contravention of Security Council resolution 1718" and urging the early resumption of the six-party talks.
In the statement, the 15-member council "condemns" the April 5 launch by the DPRK and calls on all member states to "comply fully with their obligations under resolution 1718," adopted by the council in October 2006.
Jiang said China hopes relevant parties would view the overall situation and long-term development, keep calm and show restraint, jointly safeguard peace and stability in the region and promote the process of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
Jiang said this accords with the interest of the international community and those countries involved.
(Xinhua News Agency April 14, 2009)