China’s Hu tells Obama worried by Korea situation

BEIJING (BestGrowthStock) – China is highly concerned about the situation on the Korean peninsula, which could spiral out of control if not dealt with properly, President Hu Jintao told U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone call on Monday.

“Especially with the present situation, if not dealt with properly, tensions could well rise on the Korean peninsula or spin out of control, which would not be in anyone’s interest,” Xinhua news agency paraphrased Hu as saying.

“The most pressing task at present is to calmly deal with the situation,” Hu added, according to the report.

China has faced calls from the United States and its allies to do more to rein in its ally North Korea after confrontation between Pyongyang and Seoul flared last month when North Korea shelled a South Korean island. Beijing has responded by calling for talks to defuse tensions.

(Reporting by Kevin Yao and Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Ken Wills)

China’s Hu tells Obama worried by Korea situation