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|As the UN Security Council huddled to discuss a US draft resolution to tighten the screws on Pyongyang, China said it wanted to resolve the crisis peacefully rather than aim for exacting revenge, a softening of its earlier position.
"Punishment is not the goal," foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in Beijing. "As to what measures to take, I think the measures themselves are not punitive action."
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