Wednesday, April 17, 2013

China promises to honor UN resolution sanctions on North Korea

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A South Korean soldier aims a rifle through smoke at another soldier who acts as a North Korean guerrilla shot dead during a drill on Wednesday. North Korea barred a delivery of supplies to South Koreans in the closed Kaesong industrial zone, as the South’s president said it was time to stop rewarding Pyongyang’s provocations. Photo: AFP
A South Korean soldier aims a rifle through smoke at another soldier who acts as a North Korean guerrilla shot dead during a drill on Wednesday. North Korea barred a delivery of supplies to South Koreans in the closed Kaesong industrial zone, as the South’s president said it was time to stop rewarding Pyongyang’s provocations. Photo: AFP


 China will observe a UN resolution on North Korea and promises to honor it, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday at a daily press briefing.

"We will firmly follow the UN resolution and honor related international obligations," Hua said when asked whether China will follow the resolution, which imposes sanctions on North Korea.

"The UN resolution is clear. China is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a responsible member of the international community," she said.

The remarks came amid increasing international concerns over nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy a fleet of US Apache attack helicopters in a deal reported to be worth $1.5 billion, at a time of heightened tensions with the North, AFP reported.

The decision comes as the Peninsula remains in a state of heightened military tension with the North threatening "thermo-nuclear war," angered by fresh UN sanctions and joint South Korea-US military exercises in March.

After the purchase, South Korea will be the fourth country to buy the four-blade, twin-engine helicopter after the United States, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said.

1 comment:

  1. The US feels the hot breath of China on it's neck but it will be interesting to see where China's FP loyalties lie beyond their own borders. Not with N.Korea I feel. Not when the chips are down.

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