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China calls for 'turnaround' in Korean situation

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:00 hrs

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China Thursday called for all parties concerned to take action to turn around the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the parties concerned should not make any move to further escalate the situation, reports Xinhua.

"On the contrary, they should take action to realize a turnaround of the situation," he said.

Hong said China had made unremitting efforts to this end and would continue to do so.

"The Chinese side believes that despite changes in the situation, we have to stick to resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue through dialogue and consultation, push for improvement in relations between the parties concerned and focus on maintaining peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula," Hong said.

He said the international community had shown great concern over the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

"It is the universal aspiration of the international community to see peace and stability on the peninsula," he said.

He called for the parties concerned to restart the six-party talks and push forward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.




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