(Updated, 12:59 p.m.) BEIJING---Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump in a phone call Saturday to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation on the Korean Peninsula, state television reported.
Xi also called on "relevant parties to maintain restraint" and to "persist in the general direction of dialogue, negotiations and a political settlement", CCTV said.
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Xi stressed that "China and the US have a common interest in realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula...
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