China warns against stoking North Korea tensions after US President Donald Trump salvo

By: | Published: August 9, 2017 5:58 PM

China responded to President Donald Trump's apocalyptic "fire and fury" threat against North Korea by pointedly warning today against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

Donald Trump, Donald Trump news, us north korea, north korea news, china, us china, china on donald trump, us news, north korea, china newsThe ministry had been asked to respond to Donald Trump’s comment that North Korea would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it did not refrain from further bellicose threats against the US. (Reuters)

China responded to President Donald Trump’s apocalyptic “fire and fury” threat against North Korea by pointedly warning today against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programmes. Calling the situation on the Korean Peninsula “complicated and sensitive”, China’s foreign ministry issued a statement warning that parties involved in the impasse should avoid “words and actions that escalate the situation”. The ministry had been asked to respond to Trump’s comment on Tuesday that North Korea would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it did not refrain from further bellicose threats against the United States.

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