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Trump, Xi discuss N. Korea issue in phone talks

All News 13:50 April 12, 2017

BEIJING, April 12 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday discussed ways to deal with North Korea in phone talks, days after their summit in Florida, Beijing's media reported.

Xi was quoted as telling Trump that China hopes for cooperation with the U.S. in a peaceful way to achieve the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, according to the CCTV broadcasting station.

They also agreed to strengthen high-level consultations.

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Their reported phone talks came amid increased military tensions on the peninsula especially after they produced no deal on the North Korea issue in their meeting last week.

In his Twitter message, Trump made it clear that his administration will handle the troublemaker North Korea on its own if Beijing is unwilling to help.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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