BEIJING, July 29. /TASS/. Foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang on Saturday urged North Korea “to comply with UN security Council resolution and to stop actions that may lead to the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.” This is stated in the statement published on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
“China is concerned about the situation. The Chinese side opposes the DPRK’s breaking of UN security Council resolutions and aspirations of the international community”, – stated in the message. “The Chinese side urges the DPRK to comply with UNSC resolutions and to cease actions that may lead to the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” – said the diplomat.
The missile programme of the DPRK. Dossier
He expressed the hope that “concerned parties will act with caution and will contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region .”
On Saturday, the KCNA reported on the successful launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “And 14”. It is noted that the range of a missile was 998 km, and the maximum height is nearly 3725 km. According to the Ministry of defense of Japan, the missile fell into the sea of Japan in the exclusive economic zone of the country, 150 km West of the small island of Okushiri related to Hokkaido. The Ministry also notes that compared to the last run on July 4, the height of the flight has increased by almost 1 thousand km, and the time spent in the air increased by 5 minutes.
According to the defense Ministry, the North Korean rocket climbed to an altitude of 681 km and flew 732 km, falling in the Central part of the sea of Japan. These characteristics correspond to the ballistic medium-range missiles.