China to Veto Resolution Proposing Sanctions against DPRK

Wang Guangya, China's ambassador to the United Nations talks to reporters outside Security Council Chamber after Security Council consultation on North Korea crisis (AP Photo)

China and Russia introduced a draft UN Security Council resolution Wednesday, calling for the early resumption of the six-party talks on Korean Peninsular nuclear issue. 

Wang Guangya, China's ambassador to the United Nations talks to reporters outside Security Council Chamber after Security Council consultation on North Korea crisis at the UN headquarters in New York, Monday, July 10, 2006. (AP File Photo)

    Compared to the Japanese draft, the joint Chinese-Russian one does not make the proposed sanctions mandatory and does not invoke Chapter Seven of the UN charter, which can authorize sanctions or even military action.

    Chinese ambassador Wang Guangya confirmed that he would veto the Japanese resolution if the council is pressed to vote on that one.

    However, he expressed hope that through negotiations in the next few days "we can find a way and the language that could unify the whole council."

Source: Xinhua

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