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Russia, China call for restraint on North Korean missile tensions: Putin
July 4, 2017 / 1:34 PM / in 4 months

Russia, China call for restraint on North Korean missile tensions: Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China have agreed on the need for a simultaneous freezing of North Korea’s missile and nuclear program and large-scale military exercises by the United States and South Korea, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds a glass after receiving the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool

Putin made his comments after holding talks with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin.

North Korea said on Tuesday it had successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, which flew a trajectory that experts said could allow a weapon to hit the U.S. state of Alaska.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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