China opposes unilateral sanctions against N Korea

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China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country opposes unilateral sanctions against North Korea.

Spokesman Lu Kang called on all the parties involved in the ongoing UN Security Council discussions to meet each other halfway.

"It's China's principle that China opposes unilateral sanctions, which is our position that has never changed. As for the issues triggered by the 4th nuclear test carried out by North Korea, they are now under discussion among the relevant members of the UN Security Council. We hope that the countries involved can meet each other halfway and not complicate the issues."

North Korea has informed international organisations that it will launch an earth-observation satellite between February 8 and 25.

South Korea, the United States and others say such a move would be a cover for a banned test of a missile which could strike the US mainland.

Diplomats at the UN Security Council have already pledged to pursue fresh sanctions on North Korea over its recent nuclear test.

Tensions on the peninsula have escalated since North Korea claimed it conducted a hydrogen bomb test on Jan. 6.

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