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China urges restraint by ‘all sides’ on North Korea’s missile tests – Metro US

China urges restraint by ‘all sides’ on North Korea’s missile tests

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin spekas during a news
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin spekas during a news conference in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has urged “all sides” to exercise restraint regarding North Korea’s long-range missiles tests, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

“We express concern at the present situation,” ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, when asked about the tests at a daily briefing.

On Thursday, North Korea fired a Hwasong-17, a huge new intercontinental ballistic missile, in a test that leader Kim Jong Un said was designed to demonstrate the might of its nuclear force and deter any U.S. military moves.

(Reporting by Eduardo Baptista, Writing by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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