China silent on North Korea’s satellite launch plans at Seoul trilateral summit | NK News
June 23, 2024
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China silent on North Korea’s satellite launch plans at Seoul trilateral summit

South Korean and Japanese leaders call for denuclearizing DPRK, as Chinese premier stresses need for ‘restraint’

South Korea, Japan and China reaffirmed standard talking points about the denuclearization of North Korea in a rare trilateral summit on Monday, even as Beijing’s premier remained silent about Pyongyang’s announcement hours earlier that it will soon launch another satellite.

But despite the reiteration of long-standing positions, the DPRK responded angrily to the reference to denuclearization and asserted again that it is a nuclear state, accusing the three countries of infringing on its sovereignty.

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