Russia criticised the reaction of the United States and its allies to the latest and most powerful North Korean nuclear test, and warned on Monday that any mis-step could be highly dangerous.“It’s clear in the current situation any clumsy step could lead to an explosion, a political explosion, a military explosion and not just to a nuclear test explosion,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters at a summit of the BRICS group of countries in China.North Korea’s test, of what it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, prompted global condemnation and drew a warning of a “massive” military response from the United States if it or its allies were threatened.“There shouldn’t be room for escalation. Those who are smarter and stronger should show restraint,” Ryabkov said.
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