China Calls In N.Korea Ambassador Over Nuke Threat

The Chinese government has summoned North Korea's Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong to deliver a warning to Pyongyang against conducting another nuclear test.

A diplomatic source in Beijing on Tuesday said China has sent the message to North Korea "through various channels, including summoning the ambassador." The source added Beijing stressed its opposition to North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and mid- to long-range missiles.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has publicly voiced his opposition to North Korea's development and possession of nuclear weapons, which in itself puts significant pressure on Pyongyang.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry official did not deny the story, saying simply, "Under the current circumstances, we hope that all sides can do more things that are conducive to the stability of the Korean Peninsula and make their contribution to ease tensions."

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 09, 2014 11:17 KST