Beijing’s North Korea envoy Liu Xiaoming said on Friday, April 8, that the United Nations Security Council should not assist the U.S. to impose a new sanctions resolution on North Korea’s recent ballistic missile test.

South China Morning Post reported that this came after Liu had met Kurt Campbell, White House Indo-Pacific coordinator, on his latest visit to the United States.

His post on Twitter said that the Security Council should play a constructive role in the political settlement of the Korean peninsula.

He added, “Any action it takes should be conducive to de-escalation and dialogue, instead of adding fuel to the fire.”

Earlier this week, the Department of State reported that a U.S. special envoy to North Korea Sung Kim had already met his Chinese counterpart to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launches following its recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on March 24, the first test-firing since November 2017.

The State Department noted that North Korea launched 13 ballistic missiles this year. Each of these violated multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions and posed a serious threat to regional stability.

In addition, as reported by CNN, Planet captured a new satellite image on April 3, showing activity at the North Korean underground nuclear test site.

This new crosscut tunnel enables Pyongyang to shorten the time it needs for its next missile test.

Sung Kim told CNN that North Korea might be preparing to take “another provocative action” on April 15 holiday to celebrate the birthday of its founding father, Kim II Sung.

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