China and Russia are “concerned about escalating tension” on the Korean peninsula following the launch of a missile by North Korea in violation of UN resolutions.

JON HEON-KYUN / EPA

China and Russia are “concerned about escalating tension” on the Korean peninsula following the launch of a missile by North Korea in violation of UN resolutions, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “discussed in detail the situation on the Korean peninsula” during a meeting in Beijing, and “both sides expressed their concern about escalating tension,” he said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters.

North Korea has carried out a new missile test today, from its Kusong base, north of Pyongyang.

South Korean officials indicated that the missile, which was fired at 05:27, traveled about 700 kilometers before falling into the Sea of Japan, so the test was successful, considering it to be a ballistic missile, Continue to analyze the details of the launch to determine the type of projectile in question.

China had already called for restraint, reiterating its opposition to violations of UN Security Council resolutions by North Korea in a statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

“All parties involved must exercise restraint and refrain from increasing tension in the region,” he said, a few hours after the missile was launched.

The White House, for its part, called for “much stronger” sanctions against the Pyongyang regime.

 

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