China’s foreign minister on Thursday said the Korean Peninsula cannot be treated like a video game.
Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks when asked about Japan’s push to put new sanctions on North Korea.
THe call for sanctions comes after North Korea launched a missile over Japan on Monday the latest incident in recent months that have ratcheted up tensions in the region.
The United Nations Security Council met this week to discuss the latest test, calling on the hermit nation to take action to ease tensions in the region.
“The Security Council, resolute in its commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, emphasizes the vital importance of immediate, concrete actions by the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond,” the council said in a statement following an emergency meeting.