Chinese Foreign Minister Says He Pressed North Korea to Follow U.N. Resolutions

MANILA — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by United Nations resolutions when the two met on Sunday, and pressed South Korea and the United States to ensure that they take no provocative actions.

Wang met Ri Yong Ho in Manila a day after the United Nations Security Council agreed tough sanctions on Pyongyang over its recent missile tests.

The pair greeted each other warmly before the meeting. Wang declined to say what Ri had told him during their meeting.

(Reporting by Joseph Campbell and Christian Shepherd; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Paul Tait)

North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, center, at Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday. CreditKim Won-Jin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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China appeals for new North Korea talks

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister called for all sides in the North Korean nuclear dispute to return to negotiations following a U.N. vote to impose new sanctions.In a statement Sunday, Wang Yi appealed to other governments to resume the six-nation talks that involve the North, the United States, Russia, Japan and South Korea, as well as Beijing.

“The aim is to bring the peninsula nuclear issue back to the negotiating table and seek a solution through negotiations until the denuclearization of the peninsula and the stability of the peninsula are achieved,” Wang said.

North Korea pulled out of the talks in 2009 to protest international condemnation of a long-range rocket launch. Last month, it test-launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington wants eventually to talk to North Korea, but thinks discussions would not be productive if Pyongyang comes with the intention of maintaining its nuclear weapons.

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One Response to “Chinese Foreign Minister Says He Pressed North Korea to Follow U.N. Resolutions”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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