April 24, 2017 / 3:54 AM / 5 months ago

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

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

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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