China was opposed to the test-launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which was in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
China calls for all parties concerned to exercise restraint and jointly maintain stability in the region, spokesperson Geng Shuang told a routine press briefing.
The U.N. Security Council will hold consultations on the missile test, he said, adding that China will participate in relevant consultations in a responsible and constructive manner.
The DPRK on Monday claimed it had successfully test-fired Pukguksong-2, a surface-to-surface medium- and long-range ballistic missile, and its top leader Kim Jong Un guided the test firing, according to the state news agency KCNA. – CRI