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Ambassador Zhang Jun Briefs the Media on China's Position on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

(From Chinese Mission to the United Nations)

2019/12/11

On December 11, the Security Council held an open briefing on the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, expressed China's position and proposals during the meeting, and briefed the media after the meeting on China's position. Zhang Jun emphasized:

We should make every effort to avoid further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated, sensitive, and fragile. All parties should avoid any words or actions that stimulate the tension. No matter what we do, it should be conducive to reducing tension, to promoting dialogues, and thus prevent from falling back into confrontation.

We should contribute to promoting a political solution. The top priority is to maintain the momentum for a political solution, resume dialogues as soon as possible, and do everything we can to prevent a dramatic reversal of the situation. The Council should play a constructive role and speak with one voice in support of a political solution.

We should take actions to make adjustments to the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council. Sanctions are just a means to an end, not an end in itself. The Council should attach importance to DPRK's concerns, including invoke the reversible provisions in the DPRK-related resolutions in light of the evolving situation on the Peninsula, and to make necessary adjustments to the sanctions measures prescribed in those resolutions affecting the DPRK people's livelihood. This is in line with the spirit of the resolutions, helps to ease the situation, establish a conducive environment, promote dialogues and political settlement.

China will continue to play a constructive role on the solution of the Peninsula issue. We always take a responsible and constructive manner to promote US-DPRK dialogues, enhance mutual trust and reduce differences. We have always been seriously implementing Council resolutions on sanctions. Meanwhile, sanctions on DPRK should not be used as excuse to pressure or even sanction China. China is firmly against any unilateral sanctions or "long-arm jurisdiction" imposed on Chinese enterprises and individuals.

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