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Watch your words, China urges Trump

August 12th, 2017 | Tags:
US President Donald Trump issued a fresh threat against North Korea, saying it should expect 'big, big trouble' if anything happened to Guam. Photo: BBC News

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

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".

A statement by North Korea's official KCNA news agency issued on Saturday said the Trump administration "had better talk and act properly," if it did not want "the American empire to meet its tragic doom".

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.

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 shared "common interests" over denuclearisation and maintaining peace on the Korean peninsula.

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

It stressed the two men enjoyed a close relationship, which would "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".

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

On Friday, Mr Trump issued a fresh threat against North Korea, saying it should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happened to Guam.

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

4 Responses to “Watch your words, China urges Trump ”

  • trump card (12/08/2017, 16:22) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    And then Trump said "Ahso, go eat your flied lice you gook!"
  • Progress for better human beings (19/08/2017, 13:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Democracy needs a reconfiguration to one of most scared tenets, "freedom of speech." Freedom of speech should be banned when it is used to humiliate, degraded, insult or otherwise prejudice another human being solely on the basis of race, skin one, culture, national origin, culture, national cuisine or other.

    If that does not purge the human natural instinct to discriminate, a new extermination decree should be enacted to solve the racist problem once and for all.

    That "Trump card" and comment is completely abhorrent and inhumane, even to a dead man's intellect.

    What an ugly filthy mind!
  • big guns (21/08/2017, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And when big daddy spoke, the children had to learn to play nicely.
  • History (21/08/2017, 11:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tells us that all past empires no longer exist, big guns and a dictator or not. Adolph also had big guns, and so did evey RU empire before him. Remember when the UK ruled all the seas and lands?

    No children learned to play nicely in this worlds' reality, only in your kindergarten mind they did.

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