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China opposes putting DPRK human rights situation on Security Council agenda
December 14,2015   By:Xinhua/Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Wang Min (C) speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the UN headquarters in New York on Dec. 10, 2015. China opposes putting the situation in the DPRK by the UN Security Council on its provisional agenda citing human rights reasons, Wang Min told the meeting on Thursday. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) 
 
UNITED NATIONS, Dec.14,2015-- China opposes putting the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) by the Security Council on its provisional agenda citing human rights reasons, a Chinese envoy said on Thursday. 
 
The UN Charter stipulates explicitly that the primary responsibility of the Security Council is to maintain international peace and security, said Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council meeting on the DPRK situation.
 
Various UN organs have their respective functions and the division of labor. The Security Council is not the right place to get involved in human rights issues, Wang said.
 
"Human rights situation in the DPRK does not constitute a threat to international peace and security and China opposes putting the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) by the Security Council on its provisional agenda," he said.
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