Inspection of N. Korean vessels complex and sensitive issue: China
[Kyodo: Korea] China stressed Tuesday that any interception and inspection of North Korean vessels on the high seas should be based on ''sufficient evidence,'' and called on all parties to refrain from any action that could intensify an already tense situation.

Speaking at a regular press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all 192 member states to carry out cargo inspections of North Korean vessels suspected of carrying nuclear or missile-related cargo is a ''complex and sensitive issue'' that should be based on ''reasonable grounds.''
Posted by: Fred 2009-06-24