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Xi Urges Restraint on North Korea in Phone Call With Trump

  • Trump speaks by phone with Chinese president and Japan’s Abe
  • Japan is participating in exercises with U.S. aircraft carrier
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Trump Says China Is Working Hard to Rein in North Korea

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Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint on North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump, who also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the U.S. and Japan began joint naval drills in the region.

Xi -- in his second confirmed phone conversation with Trump since their summit this month -- urged all parties to avoid any actions that might exacerbate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state broadcaster China Central Television said Monday. Abe told reporters following a separate call with Trump that he had praised the U.S. leader’s policy of keeping all options on the table for countering the North Korean threat.