US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday held telephone talks on the still-developing situation on the Korean Peninsula, AFP reported.
According to the report, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also spoke with the South Korean foreign minister and the North Korean ambassador to China.
In a press statement, Jiechi said, "The pressing task now is to put the situation under control and prevent a recurrence of similar incidents." The foreign minister was referring to the exchange of artillery shells between Seoul and Pyongyang, followed by threats and warnings of war, this week.
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