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Ambassador Zhang Yesui: Reaction of the Security Council to the DPRK Launch Should Be Cautious and Proportionate


(Photo Courtesy of Xinhua/Liu Xin)

With regard to the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council on April 13, 2009 of a presidential statement on the DPRK launch, Ambassador Zhang Yesui, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, made the following remarks to Chinese and foreign journalists:

China has taken note that the DPRK announced its launch of an experimental communications satellite on April 5 (local time). We have also noted that the launch has caused concerns to relevant countries. The Security Council just adopted a presidential statement as a reaction to the launch. The statement calls upon parties concerned to fully implement Security Council resolution 1718. It also supports and calls for an early resumption of the Six-party Talks.

China always holds that the reaction of the Security Council should be cautious and proportionate. It should be aimed at