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Newsline: China reiterates opposition to new UN sanctions before vote

China reiterated its opposition to new sanctions against North Korea ahead of a vote Thursday on a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution that would impose tougher measures on the reclusive northeast Asian nation for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun called instead for the United States to take “meaningful, practical actions” to resume its dialogue with the country and find a political solution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula, where the 1950-53 war between North Korea and South Korea stopped with an armistice, not a peace treaty. He would not say whether China would abstain or veto the resolution when the Security Council votes on Thursday afternoon. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-reiterates-opposition-to-new-un-sanctions-before-vote/2022/05/26/dadeb59e-dd0d-11ec-bc35-a91d0a94923b_story.html) With tensions on the peninsula, Zhang said, it’s important to stay calm, avoid any provocative actions and “really give hope” to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — the country’s official name — by lifting some sanctions instead of imposing new ones.

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