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Key to Korean Peninsula issue is sanctions and dialogue: Chinese FM
2017/09/07

BEIJING, Sept. 7 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is both sanctions and dialogue.

Wang made the remarks during a press conference after a meeting with visiting Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

He said China strongly opposes the nuclear test made by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which he said violated UN Security Council resolutions.

Wang said China supports further moves made by the UN Security Council on the issue, and China will maintain close coordination with related parties on the basis of objectiveness and fairness.

Sanctions are only one half of the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, and the other half is dialogue, he said, adding that sanctions and dialogue should work together to solve the issue.

He called on the international community to push for the restarting of dialogue and expected all the members of the UN Security Council to maintain unity to reach consensus and send a concerted message on the issue.

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