World calls for detente after DPRK launches projectiles - Xinhua | English.news.cn

时间:2019-08-02 18:02:04 作者:环亚娱乐线上 热度:99℃
ag真人网站 World calls for detente after DPRK launches projectiles Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-02 15:21:31|Editor: Wu Qin Video PlayerCloseBEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The international community has urged de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched several projectiles in a little over a week.The DPRK on Friday fired two unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).The two projectiles were fired at 2:59 a.m. (1759 GMT on Thursday) and 3:23 a.m. (1823 GMT on Thursday) from the South Hamgyong Province into the East Sea, the JCS said, adding that both projectiles flew around 220 km at an altitude of about 25 km.It was the third launch in about a week. The DPRK fired multiple projectiles on July 25 and July 31.South Korea's National Intelligence Service saw the DPRK's projectile launches as a protest against the planned South Korea-U.S. joint military exercise, called "Dong Maeng 19-2," scheduled for this month.The DPRK Foreign Ministry warned on July 16 that Pyongyang might end the scheduled working-level negotiations with Washington if the planned military drills happen.The South Korean National Security Council expressed deep concern after earlier launching activities, saying it is of no help for efforts to defuse military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.The U.S. State Department reiterated Washington's intention to continue its diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang. "We want to have diplomatic engagement with the North Koreans," spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on July 25.The remarks came after the DPRK's first firing of projectiles since U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's impromptu meeting in Panmunjom in June, during which the two leaders agreed on the resumption of working-level negotiation between the two sides on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula."We continue to urge the North Koreans to resolve all of the things that the President (Donald Trump) and that Chairman Kim have talked about through diplomacy," she added, urging "no more provocations."Britain, France and Germany on Thursday said in a statement after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council that they are concerned about the DPRK's firing of projectiles in the past few days.China, a major party in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, has also urged caution and said efforts should be made toward realising lasting peace in the region."The political settlement process of the Peninsula issue is at a critical stage. We hope all relevant parties can cherish the hard-won de-escalation, work for denuclearization on the Peninsula and achieve lasting peace on the Peninsula and in the region," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday. KEY WORDS: YOU MAY LIKEDPRK fires short-range projectiles off east coast: S. KoreaDPRK fires multiple unidentified projectiles -- Yonhap news agencyU.S. still wants to talk after DPRK's firing of projectiles MORE PHOTOS Farmers harvest early potatoes in north China's Hebei Province Children experience archaeological work, learn about Luoyang's history during summer camp In pics: monkeys on road in Islamabad, Pakistan Scenery of Guanting Reservoir National Wetland Park in Hebei Exhibition of Albert Einstein opens to public in Shanghai Clashes break out at Salah al-Din frontline in Tripoli TOP STORIES Xinhua Headlines: Pingxiang, the making of a Chinese "sponge city" Xinhua Headlines: The digital tax is re-aggravating EU-U.S. trade tensions Exhibition of Albert Einstein opens to public in Shanghai 2nd giant panda cub named Yi Yi, marking close China-Malaysia friendship EDITOR’S CHOICE/ 01. Senior CPC official stresses promoting spirit of veteran war hero/ 02. China, EU agree to safeguard Iran nuclear deal/ 03. Japan decides to revoke S. Korea's preferential trade status/ 04. Pompeo "ignorant" of Cuba's history, says Cuban president/ 05. Iranian authorities decry U.S. sanctions on FM MOST VIEWED Summer scenery across China Scenery of Lake Manasarovar in SW China's Tibet Giant panda Mao Zhu celebrates 5-year birthday Scenery of terraced field in Pengyang County, China's Ningxia EXPLORE XINHUANET NewsChinaWorldBusinessCulture EduSportsSci TechHealthEntertainment RegionsAsia & PacificAmericasEuropeAfricaOrganizationsNorth America ServicesInvestmentDoing BusinessWork in ChinaStudy in ChinaVisit in ChinaLive in ChinaEmergencyWeather MorePhotosVideoIn-depthSpecial ReportsCorrections 010020070750000000000000011100001382783431环亚娱乐线上