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    China’s Foreign Ministry said all parties concerned should exercise restrain to reduce tension in the Korean peninsula.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday said all parties concerned should exercise restrain to reduce tension in the Korean peninsula after the North’s recent ballistic missile launch.

    "We hope that all interested parties will act with caution to prevent an escalation of tension and to defend regional peace and stability," the ministry said in a statement.

    On Friday, North Korea fired off what it said was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the second such test in less than a month. South Korea and the United States responded by conducting ballistic missiles drills of their own in the region.

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