China urges dialogue; Britain, France support sanctions against North Korea

China pushed for dialogue with North Korea at a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday. Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft and French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre both said they support strengthening UN sanctions against North Korea.

China pushed for dialogue with North Korea at a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday. Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft and French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre both said they support strengthening UN sanctions against North Korea. The meeting followed North Korea's missile test on Sunday, the 8th since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, South Korean Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-Yon proposed conditional talks with North Korea at a National Assembly meeting on Tuesday. Mr. Lee said North Korea must freeze its nuclear program before coming back to the negotiating table. South and North Korea can hold a dialogue if there is a shift in North Korea's attitude or under the right circumstances," Lee said. He also called for strong retaliation if provoked, and said South Korea should use all means available, including sanctions and dialogue, to bring about North Korea's denuclearization.

Source: VOV5