UN / DPRK CHINESE AMBASSADOR

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Chinese ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun, said the key to solving the North Korean nuclear issue “is already in the hands of the United States,” adding that the US should “come up with more attractive and more practical, more flexible approaches, policies and actions in accommodating the concerns of the DPRK." UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 04 FEBRUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, UN headquarters exterior

04 FEBRUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, journalists outside Security Council entrance
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations:
"We should understand the DPRK's launch is not an isolated incident. We have seen the ups and downs in the past few decades. And the facts have shown time and again that the solution lays in dialogue between and among the direct parties of the Korean Peninsula issue."

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

4. Close up, journalist taking notes

04 FEBRUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations:
"The key in solving this issue is already in the hands of the United States. The US is a direct party to the Korean Peninsula issue. If they do want to see some new breakthrough, they should show more sincerity and flexibility."
6. UPSOUND (English) journalist asking question:
"The United States said its prepared to talk, so what else could they do?"
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations:
"They should come up with more attractive and more practical, more flexible approaches, policies and actions in accommodating the concerns of the DPRK."

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

8. Close up, journalist taking notes

04 FEBRUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations:
"We have seen a vicious circle: confrontation, condemnation, and then coming back to condemnation, confrontation and sanctions again. So, what will be the end? So, that's why, you know, China has tabled a resolution. We do not think that the draft resolution will solve all the problems, but then at least we are doing something in facilitating the further improvement and avoiding the escalation of the tensions."

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

10. Close up, journalist taking notes

04 FEBRUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations:
"The Security Council has already held consultations on this, and the Security Council is still consulting on this matter. Now, as I said, the question is in what way we can keep the situation under control and avoiding the further escalation, the out of control of the situation, and avoiding going back to a vicious circle."
12. Wide shot, Chinese ambassador walking into Security Council

STORYLINE:

Chinese ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun, said the key to solving the North Korean nuclear issue “is already in the hands of the United States,” adding that the US should “come up with more attractive and more practical, more flexible approaches, policies and actions in accommodating the concerns of the DPRK."

Speaking to reporters today (04 Feb) ahead of a closed meeting of the Security Council on the recent DPRK missile launches, Zhang said whether or not the Council should issue a statement should depend on whether it is helpful in deescalating the tensions.

He said China is watching the situation very closely but stressed that "We should understand the DPRK's launch is not an isolated incident. We have seen the ups and downs in the past few decades. And the facts have shown time and again that the solution lays in dialogue between and among the direct parties of the Korean Peninsula issue."

Zhang said the US called for the Council’s meeting and says it wants to solve the problem. However, he said, "The key in solving this issue is already in the hands of the United States. The US is a direct party to the Korean Peninsula issue. If they do want to see some new breakthrough, they should show more sincerity and flexibility."

The Chinese ambassador hoped all concerned parties, including Council members will remain prudent in words and actions in avoiding further escalation. He said, "We have seen a vicious circle: confrontation, condemnation, and then coming back to condemnation, confrontation and sanctions again. So, what will be the end? So, that's why, you know, China has tabled a resolution. We do not think that the draft resolution will solve all the problems, but then at least we are doing something in facilitating the further improvement and avoiding the escalation of the tensions."

Zhang said the Security Council is still consulting on the situation and should work to avoid further escalation or a return to what he called the "vicious circle."
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