China calls for dialogue after DPRK-U.S. nuclear talks broke down
China once again calls for dialogue and political consultation, stressing that it is the only feasible solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear issues, after nuclear talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States broke down in Sweden on Saturday.
Geng Shuang, spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry made the remarks at a press conference on Tuesday.
China hopes the DPRK and the U.S.to maintain communication and stay committed to promoting denuclearization progress, said Geng, calling on the two sides to meet each other halfway.
Noticing that the DPRK Thursday launched a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) known as Pukguksong-3, Geng said that China hopes all parties to cherish the hard-won peace and stability in the region, and to defuse tension through dialogue.
China is ready to continue playing a constructive role over the issues, the spokesperson added.
The remarks come after the top DPRK negotiator said later Saturday that the country had "no desire" to continue nuclear talks "unless the U.S. takes practical measures to irreversibly withdraw its hostile policy."
While U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a lot of work needs to be done, adding that he hopes the DPRK "came with a good spirit and a willingness" to make progress, referring to the implementation of the commitment made between the two leaders in Singapore last June.
(Cover: The test-firing of "the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3" in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea, October 2, 2019. /VCG Photo)