China strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

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BEIJING, Sep 4 (APP): China has expressed firm opposition to and strong
condemnation of a nuclear test conducted by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, despite universal opposition
from the international community, conducted another nuclear test. The Chinese government expresses firm opposition to and strong condemnation of the test,” a statement issued by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
China’s firm stance, as well as the common goal of the international
community, is achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, protecting the nuclear non-proliferation mechanism and maintaining peace and stability in northeast Asia, the statement said.
“We strongly urge the DPRK to seriously consider the steadfast will of
the international community on a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and to comply with the UN Security Council resolutions,” the statement said.
China urges the DPRK to cease incorrect actions that worsen tensions and
run against its own interests, and return to dialogue to resolve problems, it said.
It said China will work with the international community to
comprehensively and completely implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, unswervingly promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and safeguard the peace and stability of the peninsula.
The DPRK Sunday successfully detonated an H-bomb, a hydrogen bomb that
can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK’s Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken.