World Watch your words, China urges Trump

13:21  12 august  2017
13:21  12 august  2017 Source:   BBC News

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According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that "all relevant parties" should stop " words and deeds" that would exacerbate the situation. Top News stories. Watch your words , China urges Trump .

Top Stories. Watch your words , China urges Trump . China wants the US and North Korea to show restraint as a war of words escalates.

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China's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media says.

China's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media says.

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Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North.

But China, North Korea's only major ally, has been urging restraint.

A White House statement said the US and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative and escalatory behaviour".

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Long-standing tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme worsened when it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

The regime was also angered by last week's UN decision to increase economic sanctions against it.

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According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that "all relevant parties" should stop "words and deeds" that would exacerbate the situation.

Mr Xi also stressed China and the US share "common interests" over denuclearisation and maintaining peace on the Korean peninsular.

A White House statement on the phone call did not mention the apparent plea to the US president.

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But the Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid “ words and deeds” that would “exacerbate” the already-tense situation, exercise restraint and seek a political Trump is expected to visit China later this year. Pick a genre and we'll tell you what to watch on Netflix this weekend.

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It stressed the two men enjoyed a close relationship, which will "hopefully lead to a peaceful resolution of the North Korea problem".

President Trump has previously chided China for not reining in North Korea, saying it could do "a lot more".

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Tuesday: "North Korea, best not make any more threats to the United States," Mr Trump tells reporters. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen"

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Thursday: He says that his "fire and fury" warning maybe "wasn't tough enough". Asked what would be tougher than fire and fury, he replies, "you'll see"

Friday: The US president warns that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

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On Friday he issued a fresh threat against North Korea, saying it should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happens to the US territory of Guam.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Saturday (Aug 12) to avoid “ words and deeds” “At the moment, China -US relations are in a state of good development,” Trump said, according to China 's state-run CCTV. “I believe they can become even better.”

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But he added: "Hopefully, it will all work out. Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump, that I can tell you."

On Friday, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy.

He said war would be "catastrophic" and that diplomacy was gaining results.

North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the Pacific territory of Guam, but there is no indication an attack is imminent.

For its part Pyongyang has accused Mr Trump of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

Moscow said the exchange of threats between Washington and North Korea "worry us very much" and Germany has also expressed alarm.

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