China’s President XI Jinping during a telephone conversation urged the President of the United States Donald trump to avoid comments and actions that could exacerbate tensions around North Korea, according to state news Agency Xinhua.
The Chinese head of state stressed that Beijing and Washington have common interests in the implementation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, safeguard peace and stability on it. According to him, at present the parties concerned should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that will lead to the escalation of tensions on the Peninsula.
XI Jinping pointed out that to solve the problems related to the development of DPRK’s nuclear weapons, need through dialogue and negotiations to adhere to the General direction of a political settlement.
The President of China said that China is ready to maintain contacts with Washington to solve the problem.
The White house statement on the conversation between the two leaders is not yet published.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has repeatedly stated that the country will increase its nuclear strike capability to attack American targets.
In particular, July 4, was held the launch of ballistic missiles «And 14» that fell in the exclusive Maritime economic zone of Japan. In the United States said that it launched a rocket capable of reaching Alaska.
Another launch «And 14» on 28 July. Pyongyang called it a success.
On 5 August the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for additional sanctions against the DPRK. North Korea said in response that will not give up nuclear weapons.
August 8 edition of the Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence has information about the readiness of Pyongyang to equip its Intercontinental ballistic missiles are nuclear warheads.
Trump said that North Korea should not further threaten the United States. «They will face our fire and our rage and unprecedented power,» he said. In response, the DPRK threatened US strike on the island of GUAM.
According to NBC News, the Pentagon has prepared a plan for a preemptive strike on launch sites in North Korea.
August 11 trump said that a military solution in connection with the situation around North Korea is ready.
XI Jinping urged trump to avoid comments and actions that could exacerbate tensions around North Korea 12.08.2017