China: U.S. risks antagonizing North Korea

March 18, 2013 by admin
Filed under: Asia, Info, Nukes, Soft Power, Travel, U.S. Policy 

Hong Kong (CNN) — The United States’ plans to beef up its missile defenses against North Korea are likely to inflame tensions that are running high over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, China said Monday.

“Bolstering missile defenses will only intensify antagonism, and it doesn’t help to solve the issue,” Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular news briefing in Beijing.

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