China pushes for a peaceful resolution between the US and North Korea

China’s President has used a phone call with US president Donald Trump to call for  a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile stand-off.

Xi Jinping wants all sides to avoid words or actions that raise tension between them.

US National Security Adviser Lieutenant General HR McMaster said the president is just looking to stand up against Pyongyang.


“The president doesn’t draw red lines, what he does is ask us to make sure we have viable options for him,” McMaster said.

“Options which combine economic, diplomatic and military capabilities.”

The comments come just days after the US president threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” in the event of an attack on the US.