Contrary to its claim to be an organization defensive in nature, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has wantonly launched wars against sovereign countries
During the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on Ukraine held on Thursday, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, ratified that his country is firmly opposed to NATO provocating bloc confrontations around the world.
"Clinging to the anachronistic doctrine of security and keen to provoke bloc confrontations and create tensions in Europe and even the Asia Pacific region and the wider world, such practices as harmful to others as they are deleterious to the perpetrators themselves, and deserve nothing less than China's firm opposition," said Zhang.
"To base one country's security on the insecurity of other countries is neither reasonable nor operable. NATO's repeated eastward expansion after the Cold War has not only failed to make Europe any safer, but also sowed the seeds of conflict."
"Contrary to its claim to be an organization defensive in nature, NATO has wantonly launched wars against sovereign countries, causing colossal casualties and humanitarian disasters," he pointed out.
On May 7, 1999, for example, NATO fired precision-guided missiles at the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia, killing three Chinese journalists and injuring over 20 diplomats.
"The Chinese people will never forget this barbaric atrocity, and will never allow such history to repeat itself. Now that the Cold War is behind us, NATO should naturally size up the situation and make necessary adjustments," Zhang stressed, noting that the world does not need a new Cold War, and it cannot afford greater turmoil and division.
"China solemnly advocates that in order to solve the practical problems of the security for all humanity and seek long-term solution to world peace, all countries should reaffirm their commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," he added.