April 24, 2017 / 3:58 AM / 3 years ago

China's Xi urges restraint on North Korea issue on call with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that he hopes all sides exercise restraint over the issue of North Korea and that China opposes anything that runs counter to U.N. Security Council resolutions, state media said on Monday.

Xi said during a telephone call with Trump that all sides should avoid doing anything to worsen tensions, state television reported.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Beijing slot; Editing by Paul Tait

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