China welcomes US role on Korean Peninsula issue
Added On April 19, 2017
China said on Monday that the United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Beijing also urged all sides to avoid taking provocative actions.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comments in response to the remarks of U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday.
McMaster urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to stop destabilizing behavior, saying it was the bottom line of the United States to stop the DPRK developing nuclear weapons and to denuclearize the peninsula.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) LU KANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman
We have taken note of the remarks. Seeking a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue is a right direction and meets interests of all related parties. The United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. We are willing to work with all parties concerned to achieve denuclearization and safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Lu also reaffirmed China's stance, saying dialogue and consultation is the only way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue.
Beijing has put forward a dual-track approach and a suspension for suspension proposal to ease tensions on the peninsula and create conditions for peace talks.