03/26/2013 03:21 am ET Updated May 25, 2013

North Korea Threats: China Calls For Restraint After Pyongyang Orders Units Ready To Target U.S. Bases

BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it hopes all sides on the Korean peninsula can exercise restraint, after North Korea ordered its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units to be combat ready to target U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments to reporters at a daily briefing. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard, Writing by Sui-Lee Wee; editing by Jonathan Standing)


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