BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday called for parties involved in the Korean Peninsula to make political decisions as soon as possible and avoid escalating tension.
It is necessary for all sides, especially the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to make political decisions as soon as possible, reduce tension on the peninsula and reach a political solution, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.
Lu's comment came after Joe Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the U.S. military can "defend against a limited North Korea attack on Seoul, Japan, and the United States." Dunford also described military options against the DPRK as "horrific" which "would be a loss of life unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes".
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