Dialogue necessary for Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Updated: 2013-02-26 21:23


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BEIJING - A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday that all concerned parties should use negotiation to find a solution to the complex Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to a question concerning recent comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in which he called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to refrain from using its resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as an excuse to use force.

Lavrov told an audience at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow that the measures taken by the UNSC must precisely target the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs and that the resolution must confirm that negotiations are the only choice for the parties involved.

Hua said it is the joint responsibility of all parties involved to maintain peace and stability on the peninsula.

"The UNSC's discussion should be conducive to the denuclearization of the peninsula as well as peace and stability in northeast Asia," Hua added.