China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea

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China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said that his country hopes the United States’ recently-completed North Korea policy review focuses on dialogue instead of “extreme pressure,” and that both parties would continue to refrain from mutual provocation.

The remarks came during a U.N. Security Council press briefing on May 3, with Zhang adding that China needed to further study the details of the review and that “we do believe that diplomatic efforts represent the right direction.”

The message was in line with China’s preference for dialogue on denuclearization and inter-Korean peace

China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said that his country hopes the United States’ recently-completed North Korea policy review focuses on dialogue instead of “extreme pressure,” and that both parties would continue to refrain from mutual provocation.

The remarks came during a U.N. Security Council press briefing on May 3, with Zhang adding that China needed to further study the details of the review and that “we do believe that diplomatic efforts represent the right direction.”