MOSCOW (Sputnik) — China believes that the nuclear and missile crisis on the Korean Peninsula should be resolved by peaceful means, saying it will never allow war to take place in the region, Chinese Envoy to the United Nation Liu Jieyi said Monday.
"The issue on the Korean Peninsula must be resolved through peaceful means. China would never allow chaos or war to appear on the Korean Peninsula," Liu said during the UN Security Council meeting.
"We [China and Russia] have jointly proposed a road map to resolve crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The joint statement from China and Russia is executable and is aimed at addressing the security issues that all parties are mostly concerned with," Liu said.North Korea reportedly said on Sunday that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile. The shockwaves from the test were first registered in China, then in South Korea and Japan, before spreading further out.
The South Korean Environment Ministry has made a decision to conditionally approve the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense systems deployment on the territory of the Asian nation, local media reported Monday.
As tensions on the Korean Peninsula have further escalated this summer, Russia and China proposed the so-called "double freeze" plan to settle the situation on the Korean Peninsula, urging North Korea to stop nuclear tests, while calling on the US and South Korea to refrain from joint drills.