UN mulls response to DPRK missile launch

Added On April 30, 2016

The UN Security Council is working on a response to the latest missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK.

The 15-member council held urgent closed-door consultations on Thursday after Pyongyang test-fired two medium-range missiles.
Members of the UN Security Council are working on a statement in response to Pyongyang's latest test-firing of two intermediate-range missiles.
Both launches on Thursday were believed to have failed.
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the United Nations who holds the rotating council presidency for April, said this on Friday.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): LIU JIEYI, China's UN ambassador 
"The Security Council so far issued two presidential press statements on the 'tests' conducted by DPRK and we are working on a third one among members of the council. It is really a volatile situation."
The Chinese diplomat also highlighted a multi-dimensional approach out of the tensions.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): LIU JIEYI, China's UN ambassador 
"The way out is to have political negotiations of the problems that we face and for us three objectives are there: first denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, second peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and third a negotiated solution."
The Chinese UN ambassador also called for the resumption of negotiations as soon as possible. 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): LIU JIEYI, China's UN ambassador 
"At the end of the day only negotiations can produce a lasting solution of the acute problems we face on the Korean Peninsula and also I don't see any better alternative than the Six-Party Talks as the effective platform for negotiations."
The six-party talks involve Pyongyang and Seoul, as well as China, Japan, Russia and the United States. The negotiations have been stalled since late 2008.