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China advocates balanced, moderate UN resolution on DPRK nuclear test (06/11/09)


BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China holds that the resolution to be adopted by the United Nations Security Council must be conducive to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and peace and stability in Northeast Asia, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.

Concerned parties were negotiating the resolution and China took part in the discussion in a responsible and constructive manner, Qin Gang told a regular press briefing here.

The resolution should be balanced and moderate, Qin said.

Nuclear testing by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was widely opposed by the international community, and safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia was a common desire of the world, he said.

China's starting point and ultimate goal was the denuclearization of the peninsula and the preservation of peace and stability in Northeast Asia, Qin said.

The five permanent members of the Security Council, along with Japan and the Republic of Korea, agreed Wednesday on a draft resolution in response to the May 25 nuclear test by the DPRK.


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