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Xi urges Trump to avoid escalating N. Korea tensions

China's President Xi Jinping told his American counterpart Donald Trump in a phone call to "avoid remarks and actions that could escalate tensions" over North Korea, Xinhua reported.

Xi pointed out that China and the United States have the common goal to achieve "peace and stability" on the Korean Peninsula and convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program. He added Beijing is ready to cooperate with the US to "appropriately resolve" the issue of North Korea.

On Friday, Trump warned his country's "military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded" and the US will react in case North Korea acts "unwisely." The US president's comments came after North Korea said it is considering striking the US territory of Guam. 

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