China urges North Korea not to violate U.N. resolutions

KCNA picture of people watching a huge screen showing the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged North Korea not to violate U.N. Security Council resolutions after the North said its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) could carry a large nuclear warhead.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, speaking at a daily news briefing, also reiterated a call for calm and restraint.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)