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China urges caution over sanctions against DPRK

Updated: 2016-02-19 20:54
BEIJING -- China on Friday urged relevant parties to be cautious and show restraint to avoid complicating the situation as the United States passed a bill to impose more stringent sanctions on Pyongyang.

No hot issues could be fundamentally resolved through simple sanctions or pressure. Actions that may harm third-party's legitimate interests will not help solve the issues, but only result in a more complicated situation, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a regular press conference.

All parties concerned should stay calm and exercise restraint, sticking to the general direction of resolving issues through dialogue and consultations, said Hong.

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