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China urges restraint over DPRK test-fired missiles

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-15 19:16

BEIJING - China advised that concerned parties should avoid action that could complicate the situation, following Monday's missile test fire by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"We hope all relevant parties take actions conducive to restoring peaceful negotiation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing Monday in Beijing.

The DPRK launched what were believed to be short-range "KN-01" missiles for 26 minutes from 4:21 pm (0721 GMT) Sunday from its Wonsan area, a major port on the DPRK's east coast, according to Yonhap.

Also at Monday's news briefing, Lu said China's stance on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue had not changed: China is committed to denuclearization and restoring peace and stability of the peninsula.

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