China has urged all parties involved in the Korean nuclear issue to resume talks amid looming UN sanctions against Pyongyang for missile launch.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments when speaking at a joint press briefing after his talks with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Wang said the UN Security Council was discussing a new resolution to prevent Pyongyang from “going too far on a wrong path.”
The foreign minister said Pyongyang should “pay the price” for repeatedly violating the UN Security Council resolutions.
Meanwhile, Wang compared the Korean nuclear issue with the Iran nuclear deal. He said the long suspension of the six-party talks on the Korean nuclear issue resulted in a situation that “no one wants to see.”
Therefore, he said all parties should consider the resumption of talks while discussing a new UN Security Council resolution.