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Russia voices concern over new tensions on Korean Peninsula, blames US

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 7:21pm IST | Place: Moscow | Agency: Reuters

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Russia voiced concern on Monday over rising tension on the Korean peninsula after the North and South traded artillery fire and what it said was a declaration by Pyongyang that it may conduct a new nuclear test.

"We are worried about the mutual toughening of rhetoric, including the declaration by North Korea that it could conduct a new nuclear test," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement urging restraint and criticising the United States for holding military exercises with South Korea which it said were aggravating the situation.

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