China's Xi calls for de-escalation of Korean tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) - All parties should avoid any words or acts that may further escalate tension on the Korean peninsula and do nothing that could affect other nations' security interests, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama. The remarks, from a meeting on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington, were reported by China's official Xinhua news agency. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)