- Title: China urges all parties not to heighten tensions on Korean Peninsula
- Date: 3rd August 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (AUGUST 3, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** WANG AND CAVUSOGLU WALKING IN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE AUDIENCE SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI, SAYING "Regarding North Korea's recent missile launch once again in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, China has already clearly expressed its opposition. At the same, time we also call on all parties not to take any actions that will lead to an escalation in tensions." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS WANG AND CAVUSOGLU SHAKING HANDS AND LEAVING
- Embargoed: 17th August 2017 08:43
- Keywords: North Korea Missiles China
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026SLR1AD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged all parties on Thursday (August 3) not to heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula and said China had already clearly condemned North Korea's latest missile test.
Wang spoke after meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Pyongyang said on Saturday (July 29) it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that proved its ability to strike the United States.
Wang said he hoped all sides could move forward together through dialogue to find a solution quickly that addresses each other's security concerns.
China has signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against North Korea, but has also pushed for a resumption of dialogue and de-escalation by both Pyongyang and Washington.
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