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Trump, Chinese leader plan freeing Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

By NewsDesk, with Agency report

The U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have aligned on plan that would ensure Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, a move aim at halting North Korea President Sovereign.

However, the two leaders reached agreement which was confirmed from White House statement and also report Chinese state television , was said to had occurred through phone early Saturday.

After the reaching the agreement, Xi urged both U.S. and North Korea to tone down their recent rhetoric and avoid action that could worsen tensions between the two nations.

According to him,  at present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Meanwhile, the White House statement indicated that the leaders affirmed that the recent adoption of a new United Nations Security Council resolution regarding North Korea was an important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

According to it, Trump and Xi agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalate behaviour, and the presidents also reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

The statement added that Trump was looking forward to meeting with Xi in China later this year.

The trip, announced in April, was recently confirmed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who met in Manila with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Trump has urged China to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program, which North Korea says is nearing the capability of targeting the United States.

China is the North’s biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can’t compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

Trump also spoke with Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, reassuring him that U.S. military forces stand ready to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. territory, a White House statement said.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Saturday to do everything to the best of his ability to protect his country and its people as tensions escalate over North Korea’s plans to send missiles over Japan toward Guam.

Abe made the comments while visiting his father’s tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato, in western Japan.

On Friday, Japan’s Defense Ministry said it was deploying four surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles.

The ministry did not confirm whether newly appointed Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles.

Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, would “regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

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