BEIJING, January 15. /TASS/. China will support UN Security Council resolution on North Korea’s nuclear test, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said on Friday.
"China will support UN Security Council’s response to North Korea’s latest nuclear tests," Hong said.
"The resolution should focus on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, countering the expansion of nuclear weapons and ensuring peace and stability in North-East Asia," the spokesperson said.
North Korea announced on January 6 that it had successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The country’s government said in a statement circulated by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) the test had had "no adverse impacts on the environmental situation." Now, according to the statement, North Korea "possesses the strongest deterrent forces."
North Korea previously conducted three nuclear tests: in 2006, in 2009 and in 2013. Following these tests, the United Nations Security Council imposed various sanctions on Pyongyang. In the past two years, North Korea refrained from nuclear tests limiting itself to ballistic missile launches as a response to the US-South Korea large-scale military drills.