U.S. urges DPRK to refrain from "provocative" actions following latest missile tests

Huang Panyue

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. on Thursday called on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to refrain from "provocative" actions after Pyongyang test-fired multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles.

"We continue to call on them to stop those destabilizing activities," said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. "That only serves to undermine the situation in the Korean Peninsula."

Nauert also expressed Washington's hope that talks on the Korean Peninsula issue could resume, but she added that "we are nowhere near that point."

The DPRK fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles Thursday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Pyongyang has conducted missile test-launches five times over the past month.



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