Chinese president urges restraint in call to Trump amid North Korea tensions

Chinese president urges restraint in call to Trump amid North Korea tensions

Last September, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test and displayed a series of missiles at a military parade earlier this month. With tensions rising between the USA and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further.

American detained by North Korea a 'bargaining chip,' Nikki Haley says

China is North Korea's sole major ally but it has been angered by its nuclear and missile programs and is frustrated by its belligerence. It is also believed to be preparing a sixth nuclear weapons test and recently detained a USA citizen, the third held in the country.

Russia Calls for Probe into Death of American OSCE Monitor in Ukraine

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also called for a careful investigation into the incident, saying those guilty should be brought to justice. As result of the blast one patrol member died on spot while two others have suffered injuries and were transported to a hospital. Washington urged Moscow "to use its influence with the separatists to allow the OSCE to conduct a full, transparent, and timely investigation" and "take the first steps toward peace".

Afghan military top brass resign after devastating Taliban attack

It is one of seven corps of the country's Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for providing security for Afghanistan's northern and northeastern provinces. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The fighting reportedly lasted some six hours. He will also sit down with Afghan leaders, including Ghani.

China Calls for 'Restraint' on North Korea in Call With Trump

This month, Trump has used a meeting with Xi in Florida, a follow-up phone call, interviews and Twitter messages to press Xi to do more to deter North Korea from holding additional nuclear and missile tests. South Korea also said it was considering drills with the carrier group, which is now conducting joint exercises with Japan in the Philippine Sea. 'However, the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such bluffing'.

NK slams Pence's tough warning against provocation

But the U.S. naval armada President Trump said he was deploying to the Korean theatre is not yet on station, and communications around the activities of the Carl Vinson strike group have been confused over the last 48 hours. Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response.