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China calls for halt to US THAAD deployment in South Korea

China’s UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi urged North Korea to “cease taking actions that might further escalate tensions.”

world Updated: Aug 06, 2017 10:21 IST
China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi speaks after voting on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on August 5, 2017.
China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi speaks after voting on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on August 5, 2017. (AFP)

China on Saturday called for a halt to the deployment of the THAAD US anti-missile defense system in South Korea and for relevant equipment to be dismantled, China’s UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi told the UN Security Council.

“The deployment of the THAAD system will not bring a solution to the issue of (North Korea’s) nuclear testing and missile launches,” Liu told the council after it imposed new sanctions on North Korea over two long-range missile launches.

He also urged North Korea to “cease taking actions that might further escalate tensions.”