China says opposed to unilateral sanctions on North Korea

China's chief negotiator on North Korea's nuclear program pressed for a resumption of six-nation talks that have been stalled since North Korea walked away from them in 2009.

By: AP | Beijing | Published: December 10, 2016 4:30 pm
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China’s chief negotiator on North Korea’s nuclear program says Beijing remains opposed to unilateral sanctions against the Pyongyang regime taken without the approval of the UN Security Council. The Foreign Ministry said Wu Dawei also told his South Korean counterpart in talks on Friday that China was “adamantly opposed” to the South’s deployment of an advanced US missile defense system that China says poses a threat to its own security.

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Wu also pressed for a resumption of six-nation talks on the North’s nuclear programs that have been stalled since North Korea walked away from them in 2009. The talks involved North and South Korea, China, the US, Japan and Russia.

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