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China welcomes U.S. role on Korean Peninsula issue: FM spokesman

The United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday.

"We are willing to work with all parties concerned to achieve denuclearization and safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula," Lu told a daily press briefing.

Lu made the comments in response to the remarks of U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday.

McMaster urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop destabilizing behavior, saying it was the bottom line of the United States to stop the DPRK developing nuclear weapons and to denuclearize the peninsula.

"We have taken note of the remarks,"said Lu, adding that seeking a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue is a right direction and meets interests of all related parties.

Dialogue and consultation is the only way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, said Lu, reaffirming China's stance.

China has put forward a "dual-track approach" and a "suspension for suspension" proposal to ease tensions on the peninsula and create conditions for peace talks, said Lu.

[Source: Xinhua, Beijing, 17Apr17]

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