China urges calm and restraint on North Korea nuclear test plan

BEIJING Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:20am GMT

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China called for calm and restraint on Thursday after North Korea said it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments at a daily news briefing.

Hong also urged the "relevant party" not to take any steps that would raise tensions.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard, Writing by Sui-Lee Wee; editing by Jonathan Standing)

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