Trump and China’s President discuss North Korea

Trump and China’s President discuss North Korea

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed growing tensions over North Korea’s advancing nuclear arms program.

In the latest call, the third between the two leaders, Mr. Xi told Mr. Trump that China opposed any such steps by North Korea, but he also nudged Mr. Trump to show restraint, according to a report on Chinese television.

"China adamantly opposes any actions in contravention of the United Nations Security Council resolutions,” Xi Jinping said, according to the report, evidently referring to a series of decisions by the council to punish North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs.

“At the same time, it is hoped that all sides exercise restraint and avoid doing things that exacerbate tensions on the peninsula. Only if all sides live up to their responsibilities and come together from different directions can the nuclear issue on the peninsula be resolved as quickly as possible," the New York Times cited him as saying.