China rebuffs criticism over stance on Korean Peninsular situation

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Beijing, June 29 (ANI): China has hit back at critics over its stance on the Korean Peninsular situation, saying it would never "pour oil on the fire".

"China's stance and efforts are fair and irreproachable. We will not do things like pouring oil on the fire," Xinhua news agency quoted Qin Gang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, as saying.

"China borders on the Korean Peninsular, and we have our own feeling on the issue, different from that of the countries tens of thousands miles away. We have more direct and intense concerns," he added.

Media reports had said that U.S. President Barack Obama criticized China's "willful blindness" to the actions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) with regard to the sinking of a Republic of Korea (ROK) warship.

On March 26, 46 sailors onboard the 1,200-ton "Cheonan" were killed when it went down off the coast of ROK island Baekryeong due to an unexplained explosion. (ANI)

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