Russia, China, India urge restraint over DPRK satellite launch
Foreign ministers of Russia, China and India on Friday urged all concerned parties to show maximum restraint over the failed satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"We are convinced that the responses to the challenge need to be only in diplomatic and political ways," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a joint news briefing after meeting with China's Yang Jiechi and India's S. M. Krishna.
The three countries, Lavrov said, also jointly called for a sooner resumption of the six-party talks over the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula.
"We call on all parties to show maximum responsibility and restraint and to make efforts for a resumption of the six-party talks," Lavrov said.
Answering a question from Xinhua, Yang called on all concerned parties to remain calm and demonstrate restraint over the DPRK's launch.
China hopes that all relevant parties could keep in contact over the situation on the Korean Peninsula and make efforts to maintain the stability and peace in the region, Yang said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in New Delhi that the DPRK's launch "violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874 and adversely impacts peace and stability in the Korean peninsula."
"India calls on DPRK not to undertake actions in violation of UNSC resolutions," the spokesperson said.