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China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo

AFP  |  Beijing 

responded to President Donald Trump's apocalyptic "fire and fury" threat against North Korea by pointedly warning today against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

Calling the situation on the Korean Peninsula "complicated and sensitive", China's foreign ministry issued a statement warning that parties involved in the impasse should avoid "words and actions that escalate the situation".

The ministry had been asked to respond to Trump's comment on Tuesday that North Korea would "be with fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it did not refrain from further bellicose threats against the United States.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 17:13 IST