China says N.Korea issue needs to be defused, not inflamed

April 12, 2012 19:55

UNITED NATIONS - China's UN envoy said on Thursday that "everything possible" should be done to defuse tension over North Korea's plan to conduct a long-range rocket launch that has drawn international criticism.

"We have got to do everything possible to defuse tension rather than enflame the situation there. So I think we should do everything possible to make sure that peace and stability is maintained," Chinese U.N. Ambassador Li Baodong told reporters.

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