China might support a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council that affirms prior sanctions intended to deter North Korea from launching missiles, according Mexican and Costa Rican ambassadors on the panel, Bloomberg reported. Ambassador Jorge Urbina of Costa Rica said China was willing to accept a weaker resolution as long as it does not endanger the six-party talks between China, the two Koreas, Russia, Japan and the US, aimed at eliminating North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico confirmed that Chinese envoys have signaled privately that they would be willing to vote for a resolution that merely restates the previous two measures. Last week Pyongyang launched a modified Taepodong-2 rocket that crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
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