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UN resolution should not affect DPRK people's daily life

Updated: 2016-02-26 19:43

BEIJING -- The UN Security Council's upcoming resolution should not affect the everyday life of people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

The United States on Thursday introduced a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would sharply enhance sanctions against the DPRK for its recent nuclear test and a subsequent satellite launch that violated previous resolutions.

The UN resolution should aim to prevent the DPRK from developing its nuclear and missile programs, spokesperson Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing, noting that the sanctions should not affect the daily lives of the DPRK's people.

Important progress has been made in the UN Security Council's consultations on the new resolution against the DPRK, which is expected to be adopted in the coming days, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Washington earlier this week.

The UN Security Council's resolution cannot provide the fundamental solution to the Korean nuclear issue, and relevant parties need to return to dialogue and negotiation, Hong said.

He said the Chinese side has proposed parallel tracks, which involve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the replacement of the Korean armistice with a peace agreement.

The China-proposed parallel-track approach highlights the overriding goal of denuclearizing the peninsula while addressing the concerns of various parties and helping to realize long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, Hong said.

As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has consistently fulfilled its obligations to the international community, Hong said, calling on parties concerned to fully implement the UN's new resolution.

Hong also called for bringing the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue and negotiation and promoting the resumption of six-party talks, which include the DPRK, the ROK, the United States, China, Japan and Russia.

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