April 18, 2017 / 3:31 AM / 3 months ago

China's foreign minister says only diplomacy can resolve North Korea tensions

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FILE PHOTO: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a joint news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (not pictured) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China April 14, 2017.Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday diplomatic means must be used to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, where North Korea has vowed to continue with its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

Wang, speaking at a news conference in Beijing, urged all sides to find a peaceful solution.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Paul Tait

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