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WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday responded to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's order for his country to be ready to use nuclear weapons "at any time" by saying that Pyongyang should "refrain from provocative actions that aggravate tensions."

"We are aware of the reports, and are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula in coordination with our regional allies," said Commander Bill Urban, a Pentagon spokesman.

"We urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions that aggravate tensions and instead focus on fulfilling its international obligations and commitments."

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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First Published On : Mar 4, 2016 05:45 IST

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