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    China will strictly follow the measures stipulated in a new UN Security Council resolution on North Korea which aims to limit Pyongyang’s nuclear and military development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – The UN Security Council is expected to approve the proposed resolution expanding sanctions against North Korea later in the day.

    "As we have said before, the nuclear test and the missile launch by North Korea violated UN Security Council resolutions, and it is important that the Security Council adopt a new resolution to restrict the development of nuclear and missile programs by North Korea. If the resolution is adopted, China will strictly abide by it," Hong said at a press briefing.

    The spokesman added that China intended to discuss the issue with all interested parties.

    In January, Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test and launched a ballistic missile in February in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

    On February 25, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said that Washington had circulated a draft resolution to expand the sanctions against North Korea due to its nuclear activities, bringing the restrictive measures against Pyongyang to what has been described as an unprecedented level.


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