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  • In Call to Trump, Chinese Leader Urges Restraint over N.Korea

  • Signs suggest that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test since 2006

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida. photo: AP/Alex Brandon, photo: AP/Alex Brandon

24 of April 2017 17:22:28

WASHINGTON – Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea.Xi's call to President Donald Trump also comes as U.S.'s United Nations envoy warns of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.Signs suggest that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test since 2006 or the latest in a rapid series of missile tests. The North is seeking to develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the U.S. mainland.In Washington, the Trump administration has invited the entire 100-member Senate for a briefing Wednesday on the escalating crisis. Adding to the atmosphere of animosity, officials say North Korea has detained a third U.S. citizen, a 58-year-old accounting teacher.



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