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Spotlight: UN "deeply concerned" over mounting tension over Korean Peninsula

2017-04-18 08:59:57       source:Xinhua News Agency

April 18, 2017

"UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is 'deeply concerned' with rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, his spokesman said here Monday, calling on all to 'redouble their diplomatic efforts' to de-escalate and return to 'dialogue on denuclearization' and implementation of Security Council resolutions.

Reaction to the launch on Saturday of a test missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) came only minutes after Pyongyang's UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday that if the U.S. dares opt for a military action, crying out for preemptive attack and removal of the headquarters, the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S."

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