South Korea 'deeply regrets' threat of nuclear tests

South Korea's foreign ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young has expressed regret at the North's threat of conducting a nuclear test, Yonhap news agency reports.

The government deeply regrets that North Korea made such a statement and we again strongly urge North Korea not to make any further provocations, including a nuclear test.

– Cho Tai-young, spokesman, South Korea's foreign ministry

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